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    Posted: 20-Jun-2008 at 15:38
Originally posted by Bernard Woolley

Basque, however, seems to predate every other language group around it, so it's hard to say much of anything about the history of its development
I think the most likely theory for the Basque language is that it is the only surviving pre Indo-European language in Europe. Other theories that seem far fetched, including the possibility that Basque is a Neanderthal influenced language (the last Neanderthal groups lived in the Basque area before they went extinct) 

Edited by Cryptic - 20-Jun-2008 at 15:38
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