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