IE in Balkans and Semitic?

Rick Mc Callister rmccalli at sunmuw1.MUW.Edu
Fri Jan 29 23:40:27 UTC 1999

I was thinking of the root of taurus & steer [I'll let someone else come up
with the exact root]. So maybe animal husbandry is the right term in this

>I don't remember any Semitic agricultural terms in IE although I could
>be wrong. However, the whole problem with this scenario is that this
>imaginary intermediary does not seem to leave any evidence behind.
>I don't know of any language that adopted the same terms in the same
>form as those found in IE except for Semitic itself. What's more, the IE
>words aren't particularly "eroded"-looking, telling me that the  contact
>must have been direct.

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