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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 part) 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 Paul