On Fri, 27 Jun 2003 11:53:49 +0000, Richard Wordingham
<richard@...> wrote:

>--- In Nostratica@yahoogroups.com, "H.M. Hubey" <hubeyh@...> wrote:
>> Well, it does not make much difference. Semitic words are like
>> rashu, etc.
>Voiceless sibliants! Slavic seems quite good at preserving voicing.

Slavic raz is from *wre:g^-/*wra:g^- "to break", the Semitic word is from
the root ra?as (Arabic) ~ ra?as^ (West Semitic) "head". The only thing
they have in common is the /r/.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal