Re: Nubia (WAS- Re: Limitations of the comparative method)
Egyptian for gold is nub, right?
Many popular books claim Nubia is "land of gold"
-although I've never seen it anywhere else. But they
got it from somewhere
According to Loprieno's reconstructions,
Coptic : <noub> or <nouf> to be read [nuw]
Egyptian skeleton : n_b_w
Reconstruction : na:baw
Later on : [nu:b > nuw]
I have no idea if we have the right to connect Nubia with n_b_w.