Re: Anatolia as PIE's "embarkation spot" (WasRe: Re: Re[4]: [tied]

From: fournet.arnaud
Message: 52891
Date: 2008-02-12

It would work if one assumes IE expansion is
synonymous with the spread of agriculture


PIE spread as soon as it could
that is to say
the last Würm Ice-age finished

No need to wait for agriculture
to expand
wait for horses...


If so, wouldn't one expect something similar to the W?
Perhaps there were early offshoots of IE there which
were absorbed or which we see as IE-like vocabulary in
Basque and Etruscan
But I'm just speculating


Cf. Basque sorro "cultivated field"
Much like *H2arH3
and Semitic zara&