Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan Palaniappa at aol.com
Mon Feb 6 02:03:10 UTC 2017

I would like to note that we have discussed in detail Ganesan’s etymologies here in a couple of threads in January and April of 2015. The following post is one that may be of interest to those interested in these etymologies.
http://list.indology.info/pipermail/indology_list.indology.info/2015-January/040639.html <http://list.indology.info/pipermail/indology_list.indology.info/2015-January/040639.html> 


> On Feb 3, 2017, at 4:27 PM, Dean Michael Anderson via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> Posted on behalf of N. Ganeshan:
> I would like to draw attention to this paper on Munda expansion from South East Asia.  
> http://www.rogerblench.info/Ar chaeology/SE%20Asia/Blench%20A A%20prehistory%20final.pdf <http://www.rogerblench.info/Archaeology/SE%20Asia/Blench%20AA%20prehistory%20final.pdf>
> Munda people expansion is said to be only from 3500 BP.
> Reconstructing Austroasiatic prehistory
> by Roger Blench,
> Chapter in Jenny, M. & P. Sidwell (eds.) 2015. Handbook of the Austroasiatic Languages. Leiden: Brill.
> Also, my three papers on Indus crocodile religion, its appearance as Anthropomorphic Axe in Tamil Nadu as monolithic sculptures during Early Iron Age:
> (1) Gharial god and Tiger goddess in the Indus valley, Some aspects of Bronze Age Indian Religion, 2007
> https://archive.org/stream/IVC ReligionByNagaGanesan2007/IVC_ religion_by_Naga_Ganesan_2007# page/n0/mode/2up <https://archive.org/stream/IVCReligionByNagaGanesan2007/IVC_religion_by_Naga_Ganesan_2007#page/n0/mode/2up>
> (2) A Dravidian Etymology for Makara - Crocodile, 2011.
> Prof. V. I. Subramanian memorial volume, Int. School of Dravidian Linguistics, Trivandrum, Kerala.
> https://archive.org/stream/Mak araADravidianEtymology2011/Mak ara_a_Dravidian_etymology_2011 #page/n0/mode/2up <https://archive.org/stream/MakaraADravidianEtymology2011/Makara_a_Dravidian_etymology_2011#page/n0/mode/2up>
> (3) Indus Crocodile Religion as seen in the Iron Age Tamil Nadu,
> 16th World Sanskrit Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 2016
> https://archive.org/stream/IVC ReligionInIronAgeTamilNaduByNG anesan-2016-16thWSC/IVC_Religi on_in_IronAge_TamilNadu_by_ NGanesan_2016_16th_WSC#page/ n0/mode/2up <https://archive.org/stream/IVCReligionInIronAgeTamilNaduByNGanesan-2016-16thWSC/IVC_Religion_in_IronAge_TamilNadu_by_NGanesan_2016_16th_WSC#page/n0/mode/2up>
> N. Ganesan
> On 27 Jan 2017 at 8:07, Andrew Ollett via INDOLOGY wrote:
> I hesitate to pass this popular-science treatment of the question along, since it is tinged with
> some personal animosity, but this just appeared two days ago:
> http://www.theverge.com/2017/1 /25/14371450/indus-valley-civi lization-ancient-seals-symbols -language-algorithms-ai <http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/25/14371450/indus-valley-civilization-ancient-seals-symbols-language-algorithms-ai>
> 2017-01-27 6:37 GMT-05:00 Asko Parpola via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info <http://list.indology.info/mailman/listinfo/indology_list.indology.info><mailto:indo logy <mailto:indology> at list.indology.info <http://list.indology.info/>>>:
>     In my book "The Roots of Hinduism: The Early Aryans and the Indus Civilization",
>     New York: Oxford University Press, 2015,
>     I present manifold evidence for the Dravidian affinity of the Harappan language.
>     With best regards,
>     Asko Parpola
>     Professor Emeritus of Indology,
>     University of Helsinki, Finland
>     On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 8:31 AM, Dean Michael Anderson via INDOLOGY
>     <indology at list.indology.info <http://list.indology.info/mailman/listinfo/indology_list.indology.info><mailto:indo logy at list.indology.info <http://list.indology.info/mailman/listinfo/indology_list.indology.info>> > wrote:
>     There is no consensus about which language or languages the
>     Harappan (Indus Valley Civilization) people spoke.
>     The script is considered by most to be logo-syllabic, not
>     heiroglyphic.
>     Farmer, Witzel, Sproat consider it to be a sign system rather than a
>     script associated with any particular language.
>     Best,
>     Dean
>     Dr. Dean Michael Anderson
>     East West Cultural Institute
>     Austin, Texas, USA
>     Pondicherry, India
>     From: alakendu das via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info <http://list.indology.info/mailman/listinfo/indology_list.indology.info><mailto:indo logy at list.indology.info <http://list.indology.info/mailman/listinfo/indology_list.indology.info>>>
>     To: indology at list.indology.info <http://list.indology.info/mailman/listinfo/indology_list.indology.info><mailto:indo logy at list.indology.info <http://list.indology.info/mailman/listinfo/indology_list.indology.info>> Sent: Friday, January 27, 2017
>     To All, While going through some books on Indus valley civilisation
>     , I failed to find out one answer. Though the Harappana & Mohenjo
>     daro script has been inferred as more of a Hieroglyphic type, what
>     dialect/language did they speak ? Would love to be enlightened on
>     this point. ALAKEND DAS.
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