Re: [tied] etruscan

From: Max Dashu
Message: 5258
Date: 2001-01-02

What's the basis for linking Rhaetic and Lemnian?

Max Dashu

>>> 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. <<<