From: Rick McCallister
> --- In email@example.com, Octavià Alexandre
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "tgpedersen"
> <tgpedersen@> wrote:
> > > --- In email@example.com, Octavià
> Alexandre oalexandre@
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > The only thing I would spare is [Vennemann's
> > > > or 'Semitidic'], [...] probably linked to the
> spread of
> > > > megalithism along the Atlantic coast.
> > >
> > > I don't think he mentions that.
> > Of course, because this is my theory.
> No, that is actually Vennemann's own theory:
> "From about 5000 BC onward, Semitidic peoples,
> bearers of the
> megalithic culture, moved north along the Atlantic
> coast to all the
> islands and up the navigable rivers as seafaring
> colonizers, until
> they reached southern Sweden in the middle of the
> third millennium.
> [...] I assume the megalithic culture to have spread
> along the
> Atlantic coast from the south and west of the
> Iberian Peninsula and
> France (5th millennium) via Ireland and Britain (4th
> millennium) all
> the way to Sweden (3rd millennium) and thus to have
> its origin in
> the coastal regions between the western
> Mediterranean and the
> Atlantic, where I locate the homeland of the Semitic
> (Vennemann, Theo. Europa Vasconica - Europa
> Semitica. Trends in
> linguistics. Studies and monographs. Bd 138. Mouton
> de Gruyter,
> Berlin 2003, p. 594. English translation provided in
> Philip Baldi &
> B. Richard Page's review of Vennemann's monography
> in _Lingua_ 116
> , p. 2193).
> Kindest regards,