Re: Phoenician Indonesia (Was: etymology of ketchup/catsup?
|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Friday, July 14, 2000, 21:08|
> The difficulty with the Egyptian connection
>("alloyed metal"), needless to say, is that it requires a certain leap of
>semantic faith, as the AN word seems to have meant only 'sour'.
The funny thing was, he connected the sour meaning to "soured metal, thus
getting "alloy" out of it. Anyway, i thought the entire page was
stretching it quite a bit. For instance: no, the rings shown in that
egyptian drawing couldnt have depicted someone from an african tribe that
also wears those rings on their legs, they _have_ to be of course of one
of the tribes in SEAsia that also wears them.
This ain't a yes, this ain't a no, just do your thang, we'll see how it