Indo-Aryan words in Hurrian
subrahmanyas at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 6 09:00:00 EST 2000
>From: Michael Witzel <witzel at FAS.HARVARD.EDU>
>Forms that are older than Rgvedic, as in Mitanni: IE g'h > Indo-Iranian
>j'h > pre-Rgvedic z'h > RV h :
> > In short: if Mitanni has, by 1400 BC, mazda, vaz'hana, then the RV
> > vaahana is *late*/later.
Question to MW: Is it not possible that Mittani basically has
archaic forms because it is in the periphery.
Also, I do not see how you can draw any conclusions about
the age of the RV itself from this ? Unless, you have some other
FYI - This question is really to know the answer coz I am
curious, it is not a rhetorical one.
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