David Stifter wrote:
> Art Hughes (UU Belfast) "The "Prototonic Pull": The Death Knell of
> Old Irish". I didn't actually get the point of this one, apart from
> the fact that he seemed to argue that the verbal system was too
> complicated to function, which is stating the obvious.
I wonder how this fits into the theory of "ingrown" languages, and
what external factors, if any, promoted the vast simplication of the
verbal system. For a summary of ingrown languages: