Paired Horse and PIE breakup

H.M.Hubey hubeyh at MONTCLAIR.EDU
Mon Nov 9 01:07:13 UTC 1998

Dominique.Thillaud wrote:
> H.M.Hubey wrote:
> >That is also false. Romans called the Etruscans Tusci/Tursi. Turan was
> >a fertility goddes of Etruscans. Remarkably, /tuw/ is the root for
> >birth and begetting in Turkic.
>         Just a remark. The few we know about the Goddess Turan shows that
> She is the Etruscan equivalent of the Latin Venus and the Greek Aphrodite
> and nothing else. Hence, surely not a "fertility Goddess"! Assuming a link
> between Turan and "birth and begetting" shows the same flimsiness than,
> phonetically, between 'tur' and 'tuw'.

I think that this old Kurd I talked to circa 1971 who said sex was
the "entertainment for poor people" knew more about sex and love than
you did :-)

Nobody else except people with full stomachs usually in 20th century
or royalty in earlier times could actually make a big deal of "love"
as opposed to sex. IT is usually a euphemism, and poor and hungry people
don't care if they screw sheep, and love is far from their minds.

>         Best regards,
> Dominique
> PS: The confusion between love and fertility is probably a common idea in
> some monotheistic religions, but Greeks and Romans made a clear difference
> between the both ;-)
> Dominique THILLAUD
> Universite' de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France

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