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From: Anders Pålsen <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Places names and genetics (was Basques and scholarship)
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 14:10:55 +0200 (CEST)
This is true, it has more recently also been applied in the Saami languages of Scandinavia that has shown to have heavy substrata from several unknown early hunter gatherer palaeo-european languages especially in places names but also in words for animals and plants, topographic formations, weather, and other natural conditions, and hunting and fishing equipment and methods. Interestingly, linguistics have found that Saami and Celtic languages share some very old pre-indoeuropean vocabulary. Examples:
čuoigat = to ski
boahti = to come
Steven Bird <> skrev:
Place-names and especially water-names (rivers, lakes, etc.) are indeed very persistent. Georgiev (in 1960) was able to use them in the Balkans to identify regions of Thracian vs. Daco-Mysian speakers and to demonstrate that Albanian and Romanian were derived from a common root language.
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