[tied] Re: Milk and a Gaulish Love Poem

From: danjmi
Message: 14476
Date: 2002-08-23

Merritt Ruhlen in his 1994 book "On the Origin of Languages"
offers (Chapters 11 and 14) suggests a "global" root M-L-K
'nurse, suckle, female breast'. His evidence for its reality
doesn't overwhelm me, but he does make some interesting
comments pertinent to the "milk" word problem. It does make
sense that the first dairy herdsmen (herdswomen?) adapted
terms from familiar activities.