The Neanderthals, I should not have to point out, were illiterate, and the presence or absence of an "h" in the word for "valley" in a language that would not exist until several thousand years after their extinction was a matter of utter indifference to them.Quite right. Now read the rest.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Names of names
My friend Justin has an article at 3 Quarks Daily in which he makes the following point: