Re: Mak

From: Rick McCallister
Message: 68466
Date: 2012-02-01

From: Torsten <tgpedersen@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 8:22 AM
Subject: [tied] Re: Mak


> In the following, I will assume that IE *pa- = IE *ma- = IE *ba-. This
> is of course unusual, I think Piotr would call it; I'll defend it by
> saying that this not really IE, it's pre-IE, because:
> 1) vocalisme a, mot populaire
> 2) there's a nice pre-IE fit for it in Latin baculum, Basque makilla
> "staff", Latin pax "peace", Christian Latin pax "kiss" (ie.
> "blessing") and *some* of the jumble in
> which would make the blessed macula, Palmer's hypothetical *max, in
> reality pax, the result of being hit with a staff?
So, does that make the pope a Mac-Daddy? Does getting the mac on lead to world peace? ;>

I'll leave this here