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by Anthony Appleyard
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Similarities to Latvian and Lithuanian
Replies: 4
Views: 24583

Re: Similarities to Latvian and Lithuanian

Latvian (and Old Prussian) drops many weak last-syllable vowels which are kept in Lithuanian.
by Anthony Appleyard
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Etruscan
Replies: 3
Views: 4317

Re: Etruscan

I found a Youtube video recently, that said that in classical times the ancestors of the Turks and similar lived in and around what is now the northwest part of the modern republic of Mongolia. I have seen an opinion the Turks were set on the move from there by the worldwide effects of the big (Volc...
by Anthony Appleyard
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Writing in reconstructed Proto-Indo-European
Replies: 2
Views: 4500

Re: Writing in reconstructed Proto-Indo-European

Thanks; but my internet link has had difficulties in accessing Facebook; please do you know of any Modern-Indo-European-using ordinary web forums or email groups or similar? It's taking off rather slowly, since we have a very limited time, but you may want to try the Facebook group for Modern Indo-E...
by Anthony Appleyard
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Writing in reconstructed Proto-Indo-European
Replies: 2
Views: 4500

Writing in reconstructed Proto-Indo-European

What web sites and forum areas are there for people writing or conversing in reconstructed Proto-Indo-European?
by Anthony Appleyard
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Celtic and Semitic
Replies: 0
Views: 5730

Celtic and Semitic

I am not supporting this idea, but only reporting it. A few days ago I came across https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAAmwtdP1bE this 33.11-long Youtube video suggesting that there are some resemblance between Insular Celtic and Semitic because the language spoken in Ireland and the west of Britain be...
by Anthony Appleyard
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Andriod in Sanskrit
Replies: 1
Views: 4347

Re: Andriod in Sanskrit

The suffix "-oid" came from Greek -ο-ϝειδης from root "wid-" = "see", "appear".
by Anthony Appleyard
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Latin "feles" = 'cat'
Replies: 0
Views: 5866

Latin "feles" = 'cat'

I saw a guess recently that Latin "feles" = 'cat' came from Indo-European for "that which breeds". Likely, referring to the amount of kittens that cats can produce if allowed. But how likely is this etymology guess?
by Anthony Appleyard
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Etruscan
Replies: 3
Views: 4317

Re: Etruscan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etruscan_language#Nouns I had been wondering where the Greek place "cases" ending in -thi and -then came from :: it seems that Etruscan also has a locative case ending in -thi . (Turkish has place cases ending in -da and -dan , but in classical times their ancestors lik...
by Anthony Appleyard
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Etruscan
Replies: 3
Views: 4317

Etruscan

With apology for likely going off-topic (as Etruscan seems to be non-Indo-European), but is there a web group anywhere that discusses the Etruscan language?
by Anthony Appleyard
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: New membner's queries
Replies: 2
Views: 11565

Re: New membner's queries

What is happewning in this site's forum "Indo-European Languages & Indo-European Linguistics"? Whatever those endless lists of names for software are, they are nothing to do with linguistics.
by Anthony Appleyard
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Grammar Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 16283

Re: Grammar Problem

kw before a consonant is pronounceable :: it occurs routinely in Classical Nahuatl, e.g. 'teuctli' = "lord", pronounced "te:kwtli".
by Anthony Appleyard
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Grammar Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 16283

Re: Grammar Problem

Roughly:
th as in "hothouse"
ph as in "tap-house"
kh as in "Lockheed"

With dh, bh, gh, gwh, the 'h' represents a slight hesitation after the consonant. The consonant is plosive.
by Anthony Appleyard
Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Grammar Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 16283

Re: Grammar Problem

... Second question. I didn't quite understand... do the letters H1,H2 AND H3 exist? They are the laryngeal sounds. There are various guesses about pronunciation. My guess is this. All these sounds survive to the present day in Arabic. H1 :: two varieties are commonly theorized :: if so: ** one was...
by Anthony Appleyard
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New membner's queries
Replies: 2
Views: 11565

Re: New membner's queries

Cybalist is a Yahoo email group about Indo-European languages.
by Anthony Appleyard
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New membner's queries
Replies: 2
Views: 11565

New membner's queries

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primitive_Irish Does anyone know the Primitive Irish version of the Irish personal names Neill or Niall? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Is there anyone here who was in the Yahoo email group Cybalist? I am a member of Cybalist. How can I access it, or any...