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

From: fournet.arnaud
Message: 49998
Date: 2007-09-20

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From: Brian M. Scott
To: fournet.arnaud
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 4:44 AM
Subject: Re[2]: [tied] Re: Renfrew's theory renamed as Vasco-Caucasian

At 1:25:55 AM on Wednesday, September 19, 2007,
fournet.arnaud wrote:

> An interesting word is
> Tamazight taghatt "goat"
> ta__t is feminine article
> root is ghat (gh = voiced velar spirant)

My understanding is that it is t__t that is a feminine
marker (and not, by the way, an article), so that if
<taghatt> is correct, the basis is <aghat>, not <ghat>.

> compare with ghaid : western PIE.

> I do not claim this is a loanword.
> It could also be a proto-world cognate.


A.F :

I wanted to make sure you understand I do not believe in this "berber" or "semitic" substrate in western Europe.


To put it mildly, this is not a useful statement: after
~50,000 years damn' near *anything* could be a 'proto-world'
cognate, assuming that there was a 'proto-world' .

A.F :

You have the right to be sceptical.

The fact is I am less and less sceptical about proto-world.

I think it is possible to work on very deep cognates,

I have got some.

not Ruhlenesque cognates, I mean clean phonetically relevant cognates.