chariots (was: AIT, NEW genetic evidence)
smadhuresan at YAHOO.COM
Wed Mar 8 12:52:19 UTC 2000
>Well, 'axle' comes from IE *ak'sa (Latin axis, Greek -aksa, O.H.German
>ahsa, etc./ Vedic: akSa > (N?) Drav. accu;
>but ANi 'lynch pin' is foreign to both Drav. and Vedic languages (though
>DEDR derives it from Skt.!) -- and a local loan.
>But cakra, Engl. wheel, etc. < IE *kwe-kw-lo- may ultimately derive from
>Sumerian gilgul 'wheel', cf. also (GIS-)gigir 'wagon'.
Is Sanskrit aa.ni related to tamil verb aa_li(-ttal) = to dig deep, to
sink? Also, aa_li= wheel, Vishnu's discus; aa_lvaar = drowner, Srivaishnava
saint; aa_lttu = to immerse, to plunge. "aa_l" to "aa.l" change seems to be
in aa.lva.l.li=cakkarava.l.li=wild yam.
>However, Dravidian has quite a number of loans from Sumerian in the
>agricultural field, see
>Blazek, V. and C. Boisson, The Diffusion of Agricultural Terms from
>Mesopotamia. Archiv Orientalni 60, 1992, 16-37 , -- --
>such as Sumerian ur 'millstone', Proto-South Drav. *ur-al 'mortar' (p. 24),
>Sumer. ili 'sesame', Akkad. ellu/Ulu 'sesame oil', which is only found in
>South Drav. with eL, eLLu 'Sesamum indicum' but cf. Ved. tila and jar-tila
>'sesame'; etc. etc.
>---- which seems to point to a location of early Proto-Drav. closer to
>Mesopotamia on the Iranian plateau, (cf. also the --supposed -- genetic
>connection of Drav. and Elamite, in McAlpin's work, denied by a number of
>A Drav.- Mesopotamian link, at least of loan words, seems clear, though.
Is this due to interactions between Harappa and Sumeria?
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