71720Re: [tied] Hydronyms and Toponyms, what *Mori- can tell us.
- Apr 25, 2014My point is that these communities might share some degree of contact to preserve the memory of a "sea", even after spread to hinterland.JS LopesEm Quinta-feira, 24 de Abril de 2014 20:34, Bhrihskwobhloukstroy <bhrihstlobhrouzghdhroy@...> escreveu:
Proto-Indo-Europeans dwelt along the Mediterranean, Black, Caspian,
Baltic, and North Sea, and the Atlantic and Indian Ocean; the
Proto-Celts developed in sitū from Proto-Indo-Europeans in Cisalpine
and Transalpine Gaul, Spain, Central Europe and the British Isles
2014-04-24 20:30 GMT+02:00, Joao S. Lopes <josimo70@...>:
> European IE languages (minus those from Balkans) shared a common word
> *mori-, whose meaning 'stagnant water, lake, sea' provided word for 'sea'.
> If European IE settlers had a name for 'sea', what sea are they refering to?
> Most plausible is Black Sea, but Baltic and Adriatic are possibilities. If
> the name means "lake", what lake is that? How could Celts keep a word for
> 'sea' moving across Europe? Should we infer that while Proto-Celts are
> arriving at France, did they keep contact to marine communities?
> JS Lopes
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