Robert Whiting whiting at
Tue Feb 2 16:51:18 UTC 1999

[ moderator re-formatted ]

On Fri, 29 Jan 1999, Miguel Carrasquer Vidal wrote:

> JoatSimeon at wrote:

>>The whole of northern Mesopotamia, northern Syria, and eastern Anatolia was
>>Hurrian/Urartian speaking at least as far back as the 3rd millenium BC.

>There were no Hurrians in Northern Mesopotamia and Syria until 2200 BC or so.

Well, that's the 3rd millennium, innit?

But the actual point is that Semitic speakers were there before the
Hurrians turned up.

JoatSimeon at never seems to have heard of Ebla or Tell Abu
Salabikh and the conclusions to be drawn therefrom.

Bob Whiting
whiting at

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