Leid isolate

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A leid isolate, in the absolute sense, is a naitural leid wi no demonstrable genealogical (or "genetic") relationship wi ither leids, ane that haes nae been demonstratit tae descend frae an auncestor common wi ony ither leid. Leid isolates are in effect leid faimilies consistin o a single leid. Commonly citit examples include Basque, Korean, Ainu, Sumerian an Burushaski, thou in each case a smaw minority o linguists claim tae hae demonstratit a relationship wi ither leids.