Re: [tied] etruscan

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 5203
Date: 2000-12-29

The majority opinion is that it isn't, and only a handful of linguists side with V. Georgiev, who regards Etruscan as an Anatolian dialect closely related to Lydian. A more popular view is that Etruscan and the apparently related Rhaetic and Lemnian languages form a small family (sometimes referred to as "Tyrrhenian") that could be a "sister" of Indo-European in a more encompassing family tree.
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From: morten thoresen
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2000 6:38 PM
Subject: [tied] etruscan

A very naive question at the end of the year:

Is etruscan an indo-european language or is it not?

A happy new year to you all!