From: Rick McCallister
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Rick McCallister
> > Regarding relationship with Basque, Moretti and
> > 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
> 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 later superseded by IE.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.