Re: Late Proto Albanian *3 /dz/ = Early Proto Romanian *3 /dz/

From: Abdullah Konushevci
Message: 30647
Date: 2004-02-04

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski
<piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:
> 04-02-04 07:37, Abdullah Konushevci wrote:
> > I make this reply to make clear that change /k/ > /p/ is present
> > from ancient times, as in Albanian, as in Romanian and, in one
> > or other to satisfy my friend George Knysh that Albanian are
> > descendants of Poionians, as well as of Dardanians and all other
> > Illyrian tribes.
> "Proving" that reflexes *kW and *p alternate Albanian by
suggesting that
> they perhaps did in the almost entirely enigmatic and hard-to-
> dialects of ancient Paeonia or Dardania is a novel methodological
> proposal. You seem to be unable to define "Illyrian" in the first
> -- you just lump together all the little-known languages spoken in
> area in ancient times and take it to be axiomatically true that
> _must_ have been closely related to one another as well as being
> ancestral to Albanian. The resulting notion of "Illyrian" is vague
> as easy to play with as plasticine, but it's completely useless
> of its meaninglessness.
> Piotr
Look, Piotr, you are accusing me in vain, because I have cited
Krahe's work: "Die Alten Balkanillyrischen geographischen namen",
Heidelberg, 1925, pp. 16. Don't you see that your are not a little
beat biased.