Cornish and Chaldean, related?
Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Wed May 1 16:31:36 UTC 2002
On Wed, 1 May 2002, Robert S. Wachal wrote:
#In a weak moment, I agreed to give a talk at the local Sherlocke
#Holmes Society on Holmes' hypothesis that "the ancient Cornish
#language...was akin to the Chaldean, and had largely derived from the
#Phoenician traders in tin." ("The Adventures of the Devil's Foot,"
#HIS LAST BOW). Comments anyone?
Aside from "Poppycock!", you mean? Well, you could look into other
similar suggestions, both serious in that period and crank (i.e., meant
in good faith by people who don't know their aesh from their epsilon) in
more recent times.
-- Mark A. Mandel
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