ah, it felt like you presented it as a counter point when as is, it still seems as though this game conflicts w/ past lore, but I guess we won't know for sure until nintendo says something, if they ever say anythingI mean, yes, it is conjecture. Nowhere did I say that's what definitively happened-- I merely offered up a possible explanation. The only people who really know what's going on with the timeline are at Nintendo (and they're probably all laughing). And yeah, there are multiple sky civilizations (the Skyloftians, the Ooca, the Wind Tribe, possibly even the Minish), so just add the Zonai to the list, I guess.
I hate to say I called it b/c it really would've been great to see actual ties, but god freaking damn it I called it
edit: shouldn't really say it like that as if I was the only one who saw it coming, but after getting burned the first time when skyward sword came out, it just figures they'd make the sky stuff in this game its own separate thing too