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Re: Baby/infant

From:Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>
Date:Thursday, August 24, 2006, 2:28
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.