Re: Did man originally speak a single language?

Moorad Alexanian (alexanian@UNCWIL.EDU)
Sun, 01 Nov 1998 17:02:24 -0500 (EST)

At 04:43 PM 11/1/98 -0500, George Murphy wrote:
>Moorad Alexanian wrote:
> ..............................
>> In Armenian the word for water is "chur" which I do not see how it fits with
>> "aqua" either.
> To my dilletante's ear it sounds as if that might be related to Greek _hydor_,
>but obviously we need a real philologist to carry the discussion much further.
> George
>George L. Murphy

Dear George,

I got the following from an Armenian colleague:

The word "ag" in old Armenian means canal or stream. The Spanish variant of
"aqua" is "agua", and the "q" is the Phoenician substitute for the muted "k"
of the Armenian.

Hope that help,