|From:||Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, August 24, 2006, 15:32|
On Wed, 23 Aug 2006, Eric Christopherson wrote:
> On Aug 23, 2006, at 1:29 AM, Yahya Abdal-Aziz wrote:
> > - Tamazight (Semitic) has "taslmiya" or "tislmiwin" for baby; I cannot
> > determine the etymology of either word, but both appear to have the
> > triliteral root "s-l-m-" which in Arabic and Hebrew (Semitic) means
> > "peace" or "safety".
> Small nitpick - Tamazight (AKA Berber) is AFAIK classified as Afro-
> Asiatic but not Semitic. Whether Berber is more closely related to
> the Semitic languages than to the other AA languages seems to be an
> open issue.
I sit corrected! ;-)
But please, not "Berber", which is as insulting to the people as "barbarian"
is to non-hellenes, or, I understand, as "Eskimo" is to Inuit and their
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