IE and Etruscan

JoatSimeon at JoatSimeon at
Sat Feb 6 06:58:47 UTC 1999

ERobert52 at

>One does not have to believe Herodotus' story that the Etruscans originated
>in Lydia.

-- it's not the origins of the Etruscans, but the genetic relationships of
their language.  Last time I looked, there was general agreement among
linguists that Etruscan is non-Indo-European.  Hell, we can't even read it!

Whether Etruscans came from Anatolia, or Etruscans went to Anatolia in the
post-1200 _Volkerwanderung_ (Sardinians went to the Levant, so why not?) is

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