[tied] Re: Almost NO Indian or Iranian scholars active in IE lingui

From: S.Kalyanaraman
Message: 31272
Date: 2004-02-29

--- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "mkelkar2003" <smykelkar@...>
wrote:> "For example, a hypothesis was advanced regarding the
original> homeland of the Indo-Europeans taking the postulated world
*mori,> "sea" to have been known only in Europe and Ossetic. But
this is> wrong since these linguists d(o) not know that Kashmiri, an
Indo-Aryan> language, has precisely the same word in the orginal
meaning of swamp,> marsh land or lake (p. 27)."

The word is also known in Telugu. This cannot be explained away as
coincidence which is the normal practice to avoid studying the I in
the I-E. Have there been studies other than Kuiper's Nahali to dig
deeper into the substratum I in the I-E?

mori: body of water; lake (?), sea (?).1a. mere2; mermaid, from Old
English mere, sea, lake, pond (Bartleby.com)

mo_ri = drain, a gutter (Telugu)