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Re: maize in ancient india: strong transpacific links are indicated

In article <5a4ovp$5b2@nr1.vancouver.istar.net>, akaulins@aol.com says:
>By the way,
>for all the linguists out there looking for the "possible" 
>proto-Language? root word for MAIZE
>one possibility to consider might be Latvian MIZA meaning???.....
>"hull, skin", i.e. a hulled plant, a grain. 
>as root in NUO-ZALE "of the green" > MIZALE > MAIZE(LE)> MAIZE.
>- Andis Kaulins (J.D. Stanford University, 1971)

This is interesting!

Kerry A. Shirts