Re: [tied] Danaan as ethnonym.

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 3389
Date: 2000-08-25

>In general, given the later tribal organisation of the Celts, Germans
> >etc., I think it's unlikely that the IE's would have had such a >concept
>of unity amongst themselves as to give themselves an all >encompassing
>name. These kind of generic names seem to be generally >given by outsiders.

But... careful. Afterall, look at the Nenets and the Enets. They both call
themselves by the same name (even though the pronunciation is different).
They are speaking different languages, albeit related ones. Ket and the
extinct related language, Kott, might be another yummy example.

I think it's the same with the IE peoples. There may have been a popular
name like *Danuom (?) that they used to call themselves, which is not to say
that they were "united" any more or less than the Nenets and the Enets are.
Rather, it's because of their shared ancestry that these ethnonyms persist
for centuries.

Just a thought.

- gLeN
Thoughts. They never mug you in broad daylight
or leave you stranded in the bad part of town...

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