Re: [tied] Re: obscure languages - Kaskian, Hattic,

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 14167
Date: 2002-07-29

>Ineresting. Glen, does this mean that you don't subscribe to a Proto-
>Hurrian origin for the word for Bull.

That's correct. I don't recall Proto-HU or Proto-NEC having a word for
"bull" that could explain the Semitic form in a satisfactory way (which
is not to say that the NEC forms aren't related to *Tawru-).

Again, I think the Kartvelian form is borrowed. Agriculture may have
been pioneered by Caucasic speaking people but does this mean that
they necessarily invented wine? I had the impression that wine (or at
least the wine word) came from the Balkans. Thoughts?

- gLeN

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