Re: Contemporaneous protolanguages
|Date:||Tuesday, September 28, 2004, 10:15|
> On Sep 28, 2004, at 12:23 PM,wrote:
> >>>> Cole-Syria (that spit of land linking Egypt to Arabia & Palestine)
> >>>> ->
> >>>> Mediterranean (sailboat or at least a raft) ->
> >>>> home of the Sumerians.
> >>>> would that work?
> >>> Coele-Syria, if i remember correctly, *is*
> >>> Palestine/Israel/Canaan/etc., as well as Lebanon (i.e. pretty much
> >>> the
> >>> whole Levant area). It's a Greek name meaning something like "Hollow
> >>> Syria", referring to the northern non-oceanic part of the
> >>> African-Asian
> >>> Rift.
> >>> The spit of land you're thinking of is probably the Sinai peninsula.
> >> my Egyptology teacher said that that was Cole-Syria...at least
> >> during the time of Ramses.
> Weird... which Rameses?
Ramses II...I *think*. (mind, it's been a number of years since I took the
> I just read a website that said that both of us are wrong,
what're the odds? :)
> Coele-Syria is the Mediterranean coastline north of the Litani river.
> >>> The Sumerians lived in what's now Kuwait (at least if any of it
> >>> wasn't underwater at the time) and southern Iraq
> >> umm...then why all the talk of crossing deserts? :) just sail
> >> *around* Arabia.
> >> yes? :)
> Hmmm... i dunno, would people back then have been able to do that?
not sure; seems doable, at least on the surface.