From: João Simões Lopes Filho
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From: John Croft <jdcroft@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2000 11:25 PM
Subject: [tied] Re: Euxine Event.
> Joao wrote
> > There's no possibility of PIE had a word for "monkey", unless we
> consider PIE as coming from Tibet, the more northern region in Asia
> where there are monkeys.The Germanic word must have a North African
> Indian origin, but I can't realize by what way.
> There is evidence of Tigers and monkeys in the rainforests that used
> to exist on the southern shores of the Caspian sea, at least until
> times of the Abbasid Caliphate of the Middle Ages. So there may have
> been cognates in the pre-Armenian languages of this region.
> (Hurro-Urartuean anyone?)