Re: [Ind-Arch] On the Sumerian word tibira/tabira
----- Original Message -----
From: ravilochanan iyengar
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 4:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Ind-Arch] On the Sumerian word tibira/tabira
People have been trying to connect Hurrian 'tab-' with PIE *dhabh-.
But the reflex of *dhabh- has the meaning 'artisan/smith' only in Latin
('faber') and Armenian ('darbin'). Pokorny gives the meaning 'proper'
(fitting) for the reconstructed word. Thus, to postulate that *dhabh- meant
artisan in PIE appears untenable. Hurrian 'tab-' could be a wanderwort from
Armenian. That would explain the meaning 'smith'. To derive a word for smith
from a word for 'proper/fitting' is easily possible. But to assume otherwise
does not appear to be a good method.
As regards method, let me remind you, Mr. Iyengar, that Armenian arrived on
the spot 2000 years after the first attestation of Hurrian.
=> nonsense as usual.
Try to learn some historical basics.
- --- In IndiaArchaeology@yahoogroups.com, "Francesco Brighenti" <frabrig@...> wrote:
>This time hopefully you will stick around to conclude the debate. Please enlighten us with some dates on when you think aryans "arrived" and composed rg veda and when you think saraswati dried up where.
> I had written:
> > The RV sentence about the GREAT Sarasvati is a matter of local,
> > homeland pride.
> Shivraj replied:
> > Homeland pride? How? Rather silly attempt I am afraid as it still
> > does not answer, if one goes by the AIT thesis, that why would Aryans
> > name a dry river Sarasvati when they had encountered many other non
> > dry rivers on the way?
> 1) Sarasvati was not a "dry" river till Vinasana;
>See above. Please some dates.
> 2) "local, homeland pride" means exactly what it means, that is, the pride of a local communuty of Vedic Aryans whose settlement area was located on the banks of the Ghaggar river (the Vedic Sarasvati).