Re: [tied] Re: Views about Etruscan

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 8785
Date: 2001-08-28

Well, what proof is there that the Pelasgians were linguistically homogeneous and that, say, the "Pelasgians" of Lemnos spoke a language necessarily related to other Aegean substrate languages? By assuming that they did you overstep the limits of whatever information is available. What could Herodotus know of the language(s) of the pre-Greek "barbaroi" of the Peloponnese and Attic, extinct long before his time? He sticks the label "Pelasgian" on just about anyone who lived in the region before the coming of the Greeks.
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From: Joseph S Crary
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 12:16 AM
Subject: [tied] Re: Views about Etruscan

Thats not the point. He only had to know they were called Pelasgians.
We inturn have the Lemnos text. Since we have the name of the people
of Lemnos at thistine; Pelasgian, we know their language was
Pelasgian and by extention so was Tyyrhenian.