Paired Horse and PIE breakup

Paul Kekai Manansala kekai at JPS.NET
Tue Nov 10 18:51:36 UTC 1998

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal wrote:
> "C.R. Selvakumar" <selvakum at VALLUVAR.UWATERLOO.CA> wrote:
> [my explanation of how different Hittite is..]
> >    How was Hittite then classified as IE ?
> Because other things are not different.  Hittite *has* a nominative
> in -s, acc. in -n (< -m), plural in -es, verbal endings -mi, -si,
> -ti, etc.  What put Hrozny on the track of Hittite as an IE language
> was the word <watar>, which means "water".
> As a crude measure, if we take the Swadesh list of the 100 most basic
> words, we find some 13 (and a few doubtful ones) which are cognate
> between Classical Greek and Hittite.

Given that a large corpus of Greek words are thought to be non-IE in
origin, how many of the 13 are found in other IE languages?  How many
words are cognate between Hittite and Hindi or English?

Paul Kekai Manansala

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