Re: Affects of immigrant communities in language change

From: tgpedersen@...
Message: 8385
Date: 2001-08-08

--- In cybalist@..., "Joseph S Crary" <pva@...> wrote:
> Another problem is the Tyrrhenian foundation mythology.
> Herodotus wrote that the Tyrrhenians were the result of a
> sea-born western Anatolic migration. Herodotos, claimed these
> were called Pelasgians, adding that they also
> occupied the islands of Lemnos and Imbros, as well.
Weird fact:
The old name of the Baltic island Fehmarn was Imbre (slav. v Imbre >
Fehmarn (approx.)).

> Interestingly, Thucydides wrote that the inhabitance
> of Lemnos and Imbros were called Tyrrhenians.
> Strabo. V, 2, 4, wrote that the Pelasgians-Etruscans
> migrated to Italy with a king called Thyrrenos
> and they were the same ethnic groups that settled several Aegean
> isles, as well as several coastal areas.
> This includes the Greek peninsula of Akte.
> Getting back to the foundation myth, Telephus, has two
> sons Tarchon and Tyrrhenus. Tarchon founds the
> Etruscan city of Tarquinia and Tyrrhenus is the
> hero-king of the Tyrhenians. If I remember correctly
> wasn't there a Hittite god called Telepinus, or something
> like that?
All these *t-r-ch and *t-r-q- are not perchance related to
Snorri's "Turks"?

> JS Crary