Re: *dan-

From: Torsten Pedersen
Message: 5653
Date: 2001-01-20

--- In, "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> Thank you, Torsten,
> I take back It was the mention of von Däniken and of that alarmed
me. It's true I haven't read Oppenheimer's book, though I know it
from reviews. I gather it does have a "New Agey" flavour, with its
romantic narratives, references to Noah, Atlantis and the wisdom of
village elders -- the kind of stuff calculated to satisfy the
emotional needs of the popular reader.

You are putting me in the unenviable position of having to answer
your criticisms of Oppenheimer's by running back and forth between
PC and book shelf to find the relevant chapters and foot notes.
If it is not too much a matter of principle to you, could I ask you
to buy it and read it, eg. from Amazon? It's not that expensive
(you couldn't always claim it's a gift from a new-agey relative, in
case someone spots it on your shelf.

As to your critcism of my lack of fundamental knowledege of IE
developments: those pages of my sites is actually a modified,
edited version of Manansala's list. He makes, I think, obvious
mistakes, but was my policy in making the site to quote as
extensively as possible, in a vain attempt to avoid flak. I
think this is also the reason the linguist looking for Basque
cognates is covering himself.

Interrupted, will come back.