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CHAT: Pre-Celtic substrate (was: CHAT: RE: R: ItalianParticles)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, May 1, 2000, 18:45
And Rosta wrote:

> I'm without access to my reference books else I would check this rather > than ask, but is Hamito-Semitic anything but a synonym for Afroasiatic,
It is a synonym.
> and > is it not the case that Berber belongs to the Semitic branch of Afroasiatic?
Berber is not Semitic, but is one of the non-Semitic (aka "Hamitic", though Hamitic is not a legitimate node in the classification) branches. The others are Chadic, Cushitic, Egyptian/Coptic, and Omotic. See . The parent page,, is a handy if not entirely uncontroversial resource for language family trees. -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)