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Re: Baby/infant

From:Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>
Date:Thursday, August 24, 2006, 15:32
Hi Eric,

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 close relatives. Regards, Yahya -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.405 / Virus Database: 268.11.5/426 - Release Date: 23/8/06