IE creole?

Patrick C. Ryan proto-language at
Tue Jan 26 15:37:50 UTC 1999

Dear Rick and IEists:

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Mc Callister <rmccalli at sunmuw1.MUW.Edu>
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 1999 6:23 AM

>I think Semitic was already in Mesopotamia by that time.
>In any case, if Semitic-speakers were passing technology to the west &
>north, the terms could have easily passed through intermediaries to IE

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For some additional food for thought, a very interesting article appeared in
Carsten Peust's Goettinger Beitraege zur Sprachwissenschaft, Heft 1, 1998,
entitled: Traces of an Early Indo-European Language in Southern Mesopotamia,
written by Gordon Whittaker.

Although I do not "buy" its premise, I think many of you might find it

cpeust at


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