Cornish and Chaldean, related?
einstein at FROGNET.NET
Wed May 1 17:18:58 UTC 2002
He must have been relying on Noah webster for his etymologies! See Th.
Pyles, Words and Ways of American English p. 114
--On Wednesday, May 1, 2002 11:06 AM -0500 "Robert S. Wachal"
<robert-wachal at UIOWA.EDU> wrote:
> Hi friends, colleagues,
> 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
> Bob WAchal
> Robert S. Wachal
> Professor Emeritus
> Department of Linguistics
> University of Iowa
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