Prof. Dr. Hildegard L. C.Tristram schrieb:
> Yes, see the recent publications of Theo Vennemann (University of Munich)
> who is forcefully making a case that many rivernames and other placenames
> are of pre-OIr. origin. (Also in Britain and western Europe on the whole).
> He links them up with Semitic and calls the peoples who spoke the pre-OIr.
> Semitic (i.e. Westsemitic) language the "Atlanteans". See also Orin
> Gensler's recent Berkeley thesis (unpublished as yet, as far as I know) and
> Irish moviemaker Bob Quins RTE film trilogy "The Atlanteans".
- as far as I remember did the ancient Irish scholars and Vallancey (who is
regarded as thoroughly disreputable) draw their ancestry from
semitic-ish roots, which -as far as I know- usually was dumped as
Richard Warner published some years ago an article in Archaeology Ireland on
parallels between the antiquarians chronolgy(s) (based on AFM).
Regrettably this very interesting article found no respons whatsoever
within the academic world (there ARE some flaws in it), nevertheless it IS a
very intersting thought, that indeed the Irish tradition might be based
on historical facts - or better reflections of memories of facts... anyway there
is some chance, that there is actually quite a grain of thruth in them ole
P.S. Bob Quin's film is very interesting, with a lot of beautiful pictures in
it, alltogether excellently done - but as a source (again from the
archaeologist's point of view) not really quotable ;-)
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