From: Rick McCallister
> At 11:59:07 PM on Wednesday, September 19, 2007,<http://www.buber.net/Basque/Euskara/Larry/WebSite/basque.sketch.html>
> McCallister wrote:
> > --- "Brian M. Scott" <BMScott@...> wrote:
> >> At 4:06:52 PM on Wednesday, September 19, 2007,
> >> 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.)
> > Trask did not believe in pre-IE loans into Basque
> > --and I think was an error.
> It also appears to be irrelevant, since you're
> IE sources (Latin, Celtic). And he most certainly
> acknowledged large numbers of loans from Latin. I
> very much
> doubt that this pig will fly.
> > 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
> > e.g. Celtic or Lusitanian because it looks close
> to IE