Re: Re[2]: [tied] Re: Renfrew's theory renamed as Vasco-Caucasian

From: Rick McCallister
Message: 49995
Date: 2007-09-20

Trask did not believe in pre-IE loans into Basque
--and I think was an error. I'd at least give it a try
and see if works, and if Latin verres doesn't work,
I'd consider some other IE language: e.g. Celtic or
Lusitanian because it looks close to IE

--- "Brian M. Scott" <BMScott@...> wrote:

> At 4:06:52 PM on Wednesday, September 19, 2007, Rick
> McCallister wrote:
> > I'd look at the IE root of Latin verres (vel.
> sim.)
> > for these. Basque urde seems to be from Latin.
> According to Larry Trask it's an indigenous Basque
> word; see
> in the section 'Lexicon'. (And I wouldn't trust
> *anything*
> from John Bengtson.)
> Brian

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