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In the online article, 'Linguistics: Deep relationships between languages', Jared Diamond discusses Edward Vajda's evidence for a link between Yeniseian and Na-Dene. According to the article, Vajda proposes that Yeniseian languages and American Na-Dene languages share a dozen grammatical prefixes and about 100 cognate words with sound correspondences. The articles ends with a discussion of key questions that still need to be answered. For the full article, please go to the following URL: