Re: [tied] Re: Oltak

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 20793
Date: 2003-04-05

On Sat, 05 Apr 2003 14:20:45 +0000, tolgs001 <gs001ns@...> wrote:

>gknysh wrote:
>>ancestors of the modern Adyge (whose
>>language is related to Abkhazian), also known (later)
>>as Circassians (and by other names).
>BTW: what kind of language are these -- of the
>Adygeis, Circassians & Abkhazians? IE or else?

Not IE, but North-West Caucasian. The group consists of Circassian
(Adyghe + Kabardian), Abkhaz + Abaza and Ubykh. Some specialists
think there is a connection between NW Caucasian and NE Cucasian
(incluiding Chechen and various Daghestanian languages), others are
not convinced.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal