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IE and Etruscan (was Re: some Proto-Quendic grammar (...))

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Sunday, November 16, 2003, 15:39

On Sun, 16 Nov 2003 11:01:23 -0000,
Richard Wordingham <richard.wordingham@...> wrote:

> > Quendic (to use the provisional name of the family) is even farther > > from the main IE stock than Anatolian, though closer than Uralic > > (if the latter is related to IE at all). > > And I presume more closely related to IE than to Etruscan and its > relatives ('Tyrrhenian'), if you believe in the Indo-Tyrrhenian > grouping. Have you given it any credence?
I don't know. I have seen a list of Etruscan morphological elements on the Net that looks *very* IE-ish, but I have also read that the interpretations of the endings in that list are highly controversial. If they are correctly interpreted, Etruscan is indeed related to IE (about as closely as Q), but I know too little about Etruscan to make a judgement here. Personally, I indeed lean towards assuming an IE-Etruscan relationship. Greetings, Jörg.