----- Original Message -----From: Francesco BrighentiSent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 2:27 PMSubject: [Courrier indésirable] [tied] Re: Renfrew's theory renamed as Vasco-Caucasian
--- In cybalist@... s.com, 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
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
A Semitic homeland in the Iberian peninsula and Algeria/Morocco?
Wasn't it in the Arabian peninsula and/or northeastern Africa? :^)