On Mon, 09 Jun 2003 00:57:18 +0000, Richard Wordingham
<richard.wordingham@...> wrote:

>In view of Piotr's personal attack on the relatedness of Basque and
>Georgian at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cybalist/message/22876 , I
>am impelled to ask. Do you think Basque and Georgian are related,
>albeit only in the context of the Nostratic group?

In the context of Nostratic, I'd say probably yes. The Basque personal
pronouns/affixes are so similar to the Afro-Asiatic ones, that there must
in my opinion be a relationship somehow. Especially the existence in
Basque of a 2nd. p. sg. feminine suffix *-n(a)- (cf. Berber/Chadic *-m), in
a language that otherwise doesn't mark the feminine gender anywhere is

I don't think there's any special relationship between Basque and Georgian.
About the only thing that is worth noting is Basque gu, -gu "we" vs.
Kartvelian *gw- "us" (in the verb).

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal