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This forum is devoted to the Dene-Caucasian languages and linguistics. Its primary goal is to collect and discuss as many relevant linguistic resources as possible. The Dene-Caucasian languages comprise:

1. Abkhazo-Adyghean

2. Basque

3. Burushaski

4. Na-Dene

5. Nakh-Daghestanian

6. Sino-Tibetan

7. Yeniseian

Some of the questions that may be discussed, as well as related topics and key terms:

1. Is Haida a member of Na-Dene? (Haida + AET; Haida + Dene-Yeniseic; Haida + Sino-Dene; Haida + Dene-Caucasian; Haida within "Borean")

2. Is there a North Caucasian language family? (Nakh-Daghestanian + Abkhazo-Adyghean; Macro-Caucasian or Vasco-Caucasian; Hurro-Urartian + Nakh-Daghestanian; "Alarodian"; Abkhazo-Adyghean + Hattic; Tyrrhenian, Etruscan, Lemnian, Rhaetic, Eteo-Cypriot & Eteo-Cretan + Indo-European, Uralic, Eurasiatic, Afrasian/Afro-Asiatic/Hamito-Semitic, or Nostratic; Sergei Nikolayev, Vitaliy Shevoroshkin: Salish and Wakashan as North Caucasian?)

3. Is Basque Dene-Caucasian? (Basque within Vasco-Caucasian/Macro-Caucasian; Basque + Aquitanian, Iberian; Basque + Eurasiatic, Afrasian/Afro-Asiatic/Hamito-Semitic, Nostratic; Basque within "Borean")

4. Is there an East-West dichotomy within Dene-Caucasian? (Macro-Caucasian versus Sino-Dene, i.e. Basque + North Caucasian + Burushaski versus Sino-Tibetan + Na-Dene + Yeniseian; Karasuk, i.e. Yeniseian + Burushaski; Dene-Yeniseic)

5. Is Sumerian Dene-Caucasian? (Sumerian + Hurro-Urartian; Sumerian + Macro-Caucasian, Sino-Dene; Sumerian + Eurasiatic, Afrasian/Afro-Asiatic/Hamito-Semitic, Nostratic; Sumerian + "Austric"; Sumerian within "Borean"; Emesal versus Emegir, Proto-Sumerian)

6. Is there a Dene-Yeniseic subgroup within Dene-Caucasian? (Haida)

7. What are the potential candidates? (Almosan, Algic, Mosan, Salish, Wakashan, Chemakuan; Etruscan, Hurro-Urartian, Hattic, Sumerian etc.)

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