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JoatSimeon at aol.com JoatSimeon at aol.com
Fri Jan 29 20:04:22 UTC 1999

>(Glen Gordon)

>Well, we have a problem then because there was definitely some kind of
>contact (whether direct or indirect) between IE and Semitic.

-- and probably the word for "axe", too.  However, these could equally easily
be wander-words, or relayed through other languages.  They don't imply
geographical propinquity in the same way as the much more numerous PIE-Finno-
Ugrian loans.

>You say Akkadian may have came from the southwest but are the Akkadians
>the only offspring of North Semitic?

-- East Semitic, actually.  So far, it's all we have.

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