Re: Thagojian word count (was Re: Silindion Word Count)
|From:||Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 5, 2004, 21:09|
On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 18:35:11 -0400, Rob Haden <magwich78@...> wrote:
> Is Thagojian a "missing link" between IE and Semitic? I'd like to know
> more about it.
Not a missing link as such. It's IE, with Semitic borrowings. Nothing more
exciting than that, I'm afraid.
Er. I don't know much else to say. The sound changes from Hebrew are (in
tzadi > /K/
ayin > /N/
aleph > 0 or /?/
resh > /d/
yod > /@/
and a few others. Most consonants make it through unscathed, though vowels
can have a tough time, what with the vowel harmony rules.
I haven't worked on the sound changes from Coptic yet, since I don't
really have a source of Coptic roots to work from.
I'm thinking djandjia > /S/ is very likely, or maybe > /tS/. Probably ti >
/ts/ following established Thagojian etymological sound changes