Re: Renfrew's theory renamed as Vasco-Caucasian

From: Rick McCallister
Message: 50211
Date: 2007-10-02

As I said, I plead ignorance but I distanctly remember
them linking Etruscan to NEC and NEC to Basque

No te encachimbés, 'mano, "crew" quiere decir "equipo,
tripulación, camada, mara, grupo de compinches". No es
ningún insulto. Creeme, cipote, hablo inglés como el
gringo que soy.

--- Octavià Alexandre <oalexandre@...> wrote:

> --- In, Rick McCallister
> <gabaroo6958@...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Regarding relationship with Basque, Moretti and
> his
> > crew see Etruscan as related to Basque.
> > I plead ignorance on all counts.
> >
> "Moretti and his crew", as you called them, never
> said this. If somebody
> is an ignorant here, it's you!
> The Vasco-Caucasian hypothesis relates Proto-NEC and
> Proto-Vasconic (the
> ancestor of Basque and lost languages like Iberian)
> at a higher level.
> This is Marco's work.
> Other hypothesis like Macro-Caucasian and
> Dene-Caucasian related them
> (again at a higher level) to Burushaski,
> Sino-Tibetan and Na-Dené.
> But the more you get back in time, the more
> unaccurated are
> reconstructions.
> I guess Vasco-Caucasian languages spread through
> Europe with the
> diffusion of agriculture in the Neolithic, being
> later superseded by IE.
> Etruscan belongs to one of these branches, which is
> close to NEC. This
> is also Marco's work.

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