Bigpaitatachi (was: Indo-Germanic)

Narayan S. Raja raja at galileo.IFA.Hawaii.Edu
Thu Mar 13 00:15:36 UTC 1997

On Wed, 12 Mar 1997, Max wrote:

> The chart I have in front of me shows the following language
> groups as direct derivations from 'Proto-IE'/'IG' or whatever:
>     Balto-Slavic, Germanic, Celtic, Italic, Illyrian, 
>     Albanian, Thracian, Hellenic, Armenian, Anatolian, 
>     Indo-Iranian, and Tocharian
> Several of these groups are neither European nor Indic and
> I doubt very much that members of these ethnic and linguistic
> groups would be happy with either IE or IG.
> To provide equal opportunity for these minorities I suggest
> to form a new word, formed by the initial character
> of each these language groups:
>  There are many possibilities, of course, but my personal 
> favorite is 
>              Bigpaitatachi
> It has somehow a noble touch to it.

But it has 13 letters!

Why not include the "S" from Slavic, 
so it becomes


The "S" is silent.

Best wishes,


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