----- Original Message -----From: Rick McCallisterSent: Monday, September 17, 2007 10:40 PMSubject: Re: [tied] Re: Renfrew's theory renamed as Vasco-Caucasian
If I remember correctly, and my apologies to Theo if I
don't, his Semitidic is a "Semitic-like" form of AA. I
understand this as an AA off-shoot that preceded the
break-off of Semitic/ Obviously, given the location,
NW AA or "Berber" (a derogatory term we use for faute
de mieux) looks like a better fit BUT maybe he meant
something that broke off before the split between
Semitic and "Berber" but he'll have to speak for
--- Francesco Brighenti <frabrig@... it> wrote:
> --- In cybalist@... s.com, Octavià Alexandre
> <oalexandre@ ...>
> > --- In cybalist@... s.com, "tgpedersen"
> <tgpedersen@ > wrote:
> > > --- In cybalist@... s.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,
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