From: Piotr Gasiorowski
----- Original Message -----From: morten thoresenSent: Friday, December 29, 2000 8:41 PMSubject: [tied] etruscan/lemnian
I hope you forgive for asking these questions:
What is known about lemnian? When was it spoken? When did it
disappear? Which language was spoken on Lemnos before lemnian - if
any? What written sources are there of lemnian - if any?
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
----- Original Message -----
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!