The story of my experiments with truth

Jonathan Bricklin brickmar at EARTHCOM.NET
Thu Dec 4 14:18:28 CST 1997

The word, in Greek, according to the standard Lexicon, originally meant
"all non-Greek-speaking peoples," which is, essentially, the definition
Greg gave for it.  The imitative origin in Ba Ba, which may have referred
to the incomprehensible speech of a baby first and only secondarily to
adults who spoke a foreign tongue, has been traced to a a
proto-Indo-European language from which both Sanskrit and Greek are
derived.  Sanskrit and Greek are not so much mother/daughter as cousins,
with Greek, as far as richness of grammar, being the poor relation.

Jonathan Bricklin

> From: MC1 at AOL.COM
> Subject: Re: The story of my experiments with truth
> Date: Wednesday, December 03, 1997 8:09 PM
> In a message dated 97-12-03 13:50:42 EST,  greg writes:
> << 'Barbarian' in Greek meant 'not us'. >>
> I thought it was from Sanskrit intended an imitation of the "stammering"
> language of non-aryans: ba, ba, ba (and the origin of the name Barbara)
> Webster's cites its etymology from Latin - foreigners. Barbarous however,
> you say, from Greek (akin to Sanskrit, barbara)
> -michael.

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