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

From: fournet.arnaud
Message: 49984
Date: 2007-09-19

An interesting word is
Tamazight taghatt "goat"
ta__t is feminine article
root is ghat (gh = voiced velar spirant)
compare with ghaid : western PIE.
 
I do not claim this is a loanword.
It could also be a proto-world cognate.
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Francesco Brighenti
To: cybalist@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 2:27 PM
Subject: [Courrier ind├ęsirable] [tied] Re: Renfrew's theory renamed as Vasco-Caucasian



--- In cybalist@... s.com, Rick McCallister <gabaroo6958@ ...>
wrote:

> 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

http://tech. groups.yahoo. com/group/ cybalist/ message/49929 ).

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

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

Regards,
Francesco