Proto-Andinean, first part
|From:||Carlos Thompson <carlos_thompson@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 21, 2000, 4:20|
> A recently published study has come to a reconstruction of
> proto-Andinean, the ancestor of all Andinean languages. Of courseit
> would be imposible to be sure that if you go back to Zera 7000 years
> ago, you would be understood with this reconstruction, but factual
> evidence on Andinean languages is consistent with this theory.
Of course, I expect any comment.
Just a sentence:
*tèpò' dugâ`la kidü', tèpò' dugâ`lo dèmy'
*tèpò' A god of destiny **
*dugâ` V to give
*kidü' M teeth
*dèmy' M food ***
*-la -as perfect
*-lo -t future
** religion of proto-andineans is unknown but comparing most ancient
religions in the Americas (Zera time line), it seems that a god of
destiny would be one of the most important gods, at least in the
"dugâ`lo dèmy'" bit. In old Hembica literature and in Divelim (an
stinct language in Cuba, documented by Lemuraki people) the words for
destiny were cognates, with a common ancestor in proto-andinean
recosntructed as *tèpò'.
*** Chances are that proto-andineans knew no form of bread nor any
food such procesed. A word for maize bread exist in most Andinean
languages and is related but it seems to be a later borrowing (around
5500 BP or later).
-- Carlos Th