Hi Edo

You wrote

> You are defending church dogma when you condemn my work without
> even making the slightest effort to look at the substantial
> proof I have amassed and published.

Sorry Edo, all I have got is your posts on this list. Your books are
not available here in Western Australian Libraries (I have
searched). You continued...

> Linguists in general are always ready to stonewall and ridicule new
> ideas coming from interlopers. Yet most such new ideas which came
> from the outside are now part of linguistics teaching. You
> didn't even ask if there was an academic appraisal of my theory.

Again, Edo, this is the normal way science proceeds. You must have
read Thomas Kuhn on the nature of scientific revolutions surely.

> P.S. I have a chapter on the Sumerian language and names in
> my "Linguistic Archaeology" book. All archaeologists working in
> Sumeria have commented that the civilization they found has no
> foundation, it did not originate in that area i.e. the Sumerians
> came from somewhere else. An analysis of their language tells us a
> lot about their origin. The people of the swamps had nothing to do
> with it.

Edo, you would then be aware of what the Sumerians say themselves
about their origins. They claim that they come from the Island of
Dilmun (Bahrein). This *IS* where the burial practices associated
with Sumerians are first attested (See Bibby). They claim that their
first settlement was Eridu (observed arghaeologically) which was then
a port city on the shores of the Persian gulf. Their creation myths
tell of Nammu (Chaos) a mingling of salt water (Taimat) with fresh
water (Abzu) as a hieros gamos from whence Lahm and Lahmu ("the Muddy
ones") were born. This clearly states that creation occurred at the
area from where the Tigris and Euphrates entered into the Sea
(dropping their load of silt) down to Bahrein where the waters of the
Arabian aquiver in fact come up in the sea. Bahrein in fact means
the "twin waters" preserving the name of the site of the Sumerian
creation). Finally Edo, you would be aware of the extent of Ubaid
pottery, associated with the "coming of the Sumerians" to
Mesopotamia, throughout the Persian gulf as far as Oman, areas which
were previously linked with hunter-gatherer fisher-folk whose middens
still appear along these shores. Finally, you would e aware how the
Goddess of the pre-Sumerians Inanna, was in fact shown by curled
reeds, similar to those produced by te Marsh Arabs down to the
present day and that linguists have found a substrate language
beneath the Arabic of the Marsh Arabs dialect that could be Sumerian.

Hope this helps


> E.N.