Re: [tied] Water, LBK

From: tgpedersen
Message: 43989
Date: 2006-03-29

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...>
> On 2006-03-28 14:28, tgpedersen wrote:
> > The question is: if *akW-/*ap- "water" is a loan in IE, did it
> > from a substrate, and if yes, which one. The answer is (ta-dah!)
> > Linearbandkeramik.
> I'm inclined to believe that the bearers of the LBK culture were
PIE (or
> pre-PIE)-speaking. Their rapid expansion would account for the
> IE-isation of central and western inland Europe, and the
environment in
> which they lived fits the findings of IE "linguistic

The mixture of *a- and *xa- and the alternation *-kW-/*-p- in the
items and its occurrence in Semitic point to a loan, I think. But it
might have been a loan into a proto-PIE (I assume you mean) language.