Re: Renfrew's theory renamed as Vasco-Caucasian

From: Francesco Brighenti
Message: 49970
Date: 2007-09-18

--- In, Rick McCallister <gabaroo6958@...>

> 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
> himself.

Look, Vennemann does never bring "Berber" languages into the picture.
He clearly states that "the coastal regions between the western
Mediterranean and the Atlantic [are] the homeland of the Semitic
peoples" (see again the citation from Venneman's book included in my
message archived at ).

He says "Semitic", not "Semitidic" (unless this is not a case of

A Semitic homeland in the Iberian peninsula and Algeria/Morocco?
Wasn't it in the Arabian peninsula and/or northeastern Africa? :^)