Re: [tied] Re: Milk and a Gaulish Love Poem

From: CeiSerith@...
Message: 14483
Date: 2002-08-23

In a message dated 8/23/2002 11:05:07 AM Eastern Standard Time, piotr.gasiorowski@... writes:

A list of similar words (each taken from any odd language where something impressionistically like M-L-K happens to occur with a meaning like 'swallow, milk, breast, neck' "and so on"), is useless without the argumentative background provided by comparative analysis. Mass comparison is not a reconstructive method, so "a world reconstruction" of this kind is illegitimate to begin with.

   To this pure amateur the root sounds simply echoic of swallowing.

David Fickett-Wilbar