Friday, November 13, 2009

On pathos

The failure of the Tocharians and Indo-Iranians to meet up during their early eastward migrations fills me with almost as much sadness as does the Ents' hopeless search for the Ent-wives.

Not quite as sad, though, because the Tocharians do later come into contact with both Iranian and Indic. But the poor Ents....

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