[b-hebrew] Two X letters

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Mon Oct 29 19:01:22 EDT 2007


Karl,

As far as I understand it there is no such thing as "attested  
etymologies". How can an etymology be "attested".

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Oct 29, 2007, at 11:22 AM, K Randolph wrote:

> Are theories concerning proposed but unattested etymologies of
> languages a science at all? Maybe in the post-modern sense where
> theory is considered equal to if not more important than evidence
> instead of as in modern science where theory is merely a possible
> explanation of evidence.




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