Re: Renfrew's theory renamed as Vasco-Caucasian

From: afyangh
Message: 51069
Date: 2008-01-01

> 1. There are several loanwords from KArtvelian in Germanic,
> as in Balto-Slavic and western Uralic,
> and these words show no signs of having reached Germanic
> through another language before.
> So the "orignal" position in Scandinavia is a problem.

> like back = Cantonese baak

As regards Germanic *bak-am "back"
Proto-Nakh has buq "back"\data\cauc\caucet&first=161
So maybe Caucasus is the place to look for the origin of *bak-.
It is less far away than China.