Talk:Sepik–Ramu languages

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I added the table back since these are part of that hypothetical family which may or may not be a valid genetic unit. Also, where do the Yuat languages go? Before you remove the table, make sure all the languages are placed somewhere else. I couldn't find the Yuat language anywhere else. Imperial78

I did. The Yuat languages are listed under Yuat languages, and linked in the very first sentence. kwami 08:48, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
Ah I didn't see the link on the page. Is Mongol-Langam its own language family now too? I was always rather suspicious of these larger families of New Guinea. Imperial78
Unfortunately, the Ross publications I've seen do not go into a whole lot of detail. I believe I mention somewhere that there are isolates and small families within Würm's stocks that Ross simply does not mention, perhaps because there was not enough data available to consider them. Mongol-Langam is one of these. He simply says that the "Yuat languages" are an independent family. Sorry, I should have made that more explicit. kwami 20:59, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
I can't find anything on Langam, Mongol, or Yual, other than they exist. The information on the Yuat languages is not much better. There is a bit on Miyak and only ethnographic information on Biwat (aka Mundugumor). Margaret Mead had a famous study with the Mundugumor, yet no significant linguistic data published. Imperial78
I don't know what you have access to, but Ross has reviewed quite a bit of unpublished material, field notes and the like. It would be nice to have a list of which languages he's analysed. kwami 23:34, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
I wish I could see all of the unpublished data on these languages. Maybe one day, someone will publish wordlists, etc. Imperial78

Why on earth Wikipedia considers all Sepik-Ramu languages to be AUSTRONESIAN in the language boxes of articles???? This is a ridiculous mistake. (talk) 21:03, 9 May 2008 (UTC)