Re: [tied] Re: Racatau

From: alex_lycos
Message: 20722
Date: 2003-04-02

george knysh wrote:
> --- alex_lycos <altamix@...> wrote:
>>>> Coincidence or not, there are too the tribe
>>>> of Racatenses to
>>>> find in the ancient times
>>> GK: What's your source? And what are these
>>> times?
>> Claudio Ptolemeus. His name speaks for the time too
> *****GK: The only thing your three "Racatau" toponyms
> show, Alex, is that IF they go back as far as
> Ptolemy's tribe, they were picked up, transformed, and
> passed on by later, as you put it, "emigrants". What
> you need to have, in order to prove your point, is an
> awful lot of demonstrable Thracian (or Getan) toponyms
> surviving either in pristine or adulterated form. And
> even that kind of evidence would require other factors
> (such as genetically related archaeological cultures)
> to be persuasive. This is elementary. There are no
> Khazars at Kazarovychi, and no Turks at Kagarlik (both
> just south of Kyiv). Populations have come and gone
> But the place names have survived. There are countless
> similar examples across the globe.******

Well noted George. Such advices are indeed well to be noted.
As far as the toponym i mentioned it resemble phoneticaly _just_
romanian language.
The word is actually not Racatau but Rãcãtãu. with 3 "ã".