197967Re: Forums for prehistoric linguistics of Europe?
- Jul 5, 2013
On 05/07/2013 07:55, R A Brown wrote:
> He's the guy who claims the script on the Lemnos stele
> is a western Greek alphabet of the 6th century BC,
OOPS!! a negative got omitted there :(
I should have written: "He's the guy who claims the script
on the Lemnos stele is _not_ a western Greek alphabet of the
6th century BC,
> but a script derived from 'runic' script of the Turkic
> Orhun and Yeniset inscriptions and other similar central
> Asian inscriptions
I suppose I ought to have added that "and only
coincidentally gives the appearance of a Greek script!"
"language … began with half-musical unanalysed expressions
for individual beings and events."
[Otto Jespersen, Progress in Language, 1895]
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