Since I don't think Kanes will provide you with that, I thought I'd give it a chance. Perhaps you've heard about Ludolf's rule. He was a 17th century German linguist, he was mainly interested and worked with Ethiopian and Amharic languages. He was the first one to say that languages should be compared according to grammar not according to words. I'll give you an article about it and perhaps if you have a comparative linguistics dictionary I think you'll find it there too. http://books.google.com/books?id=OU...X&oi=book_result&resnum=9&ct=result#PPA264,M1 Thread split from here.