Re: [tied] Re: Genetic Link between Albanian and Romanian

From: george knysh
Message: 30620
Date: 2004-02-04

--- wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 3, 2004, at 01:09 AM, george knysh
> wrote:
> > GK: As to the former I confess
> > that I don't really know. I have no evidence to
> > indicate that Dacian was in use on the territory
> of
> > contemporary Albania in Roman times, so I have to
> > assume that if Albanian comes from Dacian, it must
> > have migrated from east to west at some point in
> > time.
> How about Gottfried Schramm's book on the conversion
> of the Bessi?
> George

*****GK: That's not a bad hypothesis per se. However:
would Bessian not be considered Thracian rather than
Dacian? While we're at this has anybody suggested the
Paeonians as ancestors of Albanians? They were closer
to the location of contemporary Albanians than the
Bessi, and perhaps close enough to partly satisfy the
"autochtonists". We gather from Atheneus (3rd c.) that
the Paeonian language had affinities to

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