[b-hebrew] connections b/w semitic and indo-european languages

Jason Hare jason at jhronline.com
Tue Aug 17 09:57:36 EDT 2004

Does anyone know of any possible connections early on
between the Indo-European languages and the Semitic
family? When did they break off of the language tree
respectively - or did they share roots? I am asking
because I got the following message from a participant
on my message board:
<<Hello. I am from p207.ezboard.com/b***************,
and I am wondering about any connection between
Indo-European and Hebrew. Now, I know that there are
the adopted Latin/Greek words like technology etc...,
but I'm more curious about words that survive from
biblical days. Since, the Philistines and Hittites
were IndoEuropean peoples, one can easily assume that
the language must have had an impact, being neighbors.
Do you have any idea (hint: Etruscan is closest to the
language of the Philistines.)

Thanks for the time and consideration. Shalom. >>
I already told him that I would post his question here
and find out if anyone had any ideas. I am sorta cut
off from sources at the moment.
Thanks in advance,
Jason Hare
Student of Spanish and Philosophy
Missouri Southern State University - Joplin
jason at jhronline.com   http://www.jhronline.com 
hare-j-814 at mssu.edu 

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