Re: kinship systems
From: John Croft
Glen wrote concerning the Nostratic reconstruction of *ana as mother.
This would tie in with the Khattic goddess Hannahanna as (Mother's
mother). It has been suggested that this is the origin of
Innana - Sumerian
Ana-t - Syro-Cannanite
Ath-ana - (Athene - Greek)
St Anne (Christian)
Interesting - the old Mother Goddess with a Nostratic name!