Pelasgian/was Etruscans

Rick Mc Callister rmccalli at sunmuw1.MUW.Edu
Sat Apr 14 09:04:15 UTC 2001

	Could you elaborate on that with more examples? Are you including
"Mediterranean" substrate found in both Greek and Italic?

>Pelasgian loanwords are found from Persian to Sabine, and toponyms reached
>up the Danube. The language (or family) was not restricted to Anatolia. It
>was certainly not "Anatolian IE", so no particular affinity to Hittite et
>al. should be assumed. Whether Pelasgian should be considered a branch of IE
>at all is debatable. IMHO Pelasgian is non-IE, but probably related at the
>super-family level. A possible cognate pair is Psg. *wrod- 'rose' ~ PIE
>*H1reudh- 'red'.

Rick Mc Callister
Mississippi University for Women
Columbus MS 39701

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