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Re: Origin of the name Tech...

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Saturday, July 22, 2000, 1:14
--- BP Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote:

> At 15:28 20.7.2000 -0700, Danny Wier wrote: > > >IE and Dravidian are the only two attested daughter families. > Somehow > >it surviced in Tech, an African language that would naturally be > closer > >related to Afro-Asiatic (aka Hamito-Semitic). > > It might be closer relayed to Dravidian after all(*), since in the > Real > World there were quite lively overseas contacts between South India > and > Ethiopia.
You're probably right. African people traded with the Irish and possibly the Picts. Definitely the Basques as well. (Then there are the rumours of Egyptian or maybe West African settlement of South America.)
> (* If you accept the Nostratic idea, which I don't in the Real World. > It > occurs to me that it might be a runaway [Elamo-]Dravidian lg with a > heavy > Afro-Asiatic adstrate!)
I'm still investigating. I haven't made a decision yet. Not decisively yet. (If the Nostratic idea is a bunch of smoke and mirrors, at least I can put it to some good use...) I'm still thinking about coming up with an even OLDER protolanguage, then superimposing a Nostratic substrate. I've heard the term Niger-Congo-Nilo-Saharan bandied about... ah, maybe not DaW. (btw, the Techians domesticated the cat around 7200 BC; it was a fad that started with the video game Kittymon, imported from south India) __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get Yahoo! Mail – Free email you can access from anywhere!