Re: [tied] Renfrew's theory renamed as Vasco-Caucasian

From: Richard Wordingham
Message: 49956
Date: 2007-09-18

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> wrote:

> > Hittite : obviously an Iranian loanword.
> You mean HLuw. á-zú-wa/i- (possibly but not obviously an Indo-Aryan
> loan) and Lyc. esbe- (which might or might not be of Iranian origin).
> Even if these words are loans (and some scholars would disgree), they
> are not loans from a non-IE source.

If *h1ek^wos is a post-PIE word, then one might hope to see loans
between IE languages. Of course, even if these Anatolian words are
loanwords, it does not preclude it being proto-non-Anatolian PIE,
which fits the notion of an Anatolian homeland better.

Incidentally, let us not forget that there may well have been
something like an out-of-Anatolia expansion following the last glacial
maximum and before the Neolithic.