Quoting Clinton

Lars Martin Fosse l.m.fosse at internet.no
Mon Jun 16 07:37:15 UTC 1997

Anshuman Pandey wrote:

>Boy, you really opened up a can of worms here! Correct me if I am wrong,
>but isn't "iyer" indeed a corruption of the word "arya"? And isn't the
>root in the name Ireland a cognate of "arya", not to mention the root in
>Iran as well. So, in a round-about way, Ireland really would be a 
>corruption of "Iyer"land, wouldn't it?

I hate to say this, but if Iyer is a corruption of aarya, then indeed, there
is a point! I believe that the native form of the name of Ireland, Eire, has
been connected with aarya, but this is debatable as far as I understand. As
for Iran,that is quite correctly a proper phonetic development of airyanam

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