Smokers are disgusting and should be put into a gulag tbh.
I recently lived in a poverty tier apartment with only one window and every time I decided to open it, the bydlo under me smoked on the balcony. I was also in a state where it is apparently still legal for people to smoke in bars and it was so disgusting. I nearly threw up on my way home after being smoked at for three hours.
>with only one window and every time I decided to open it, the bydlo under me smoked on the balcony
protip: point a fan at the open window and the nasty stuff gets blown away from you.
godtip: get a leaf blower and use it to stir the dust in your appartment and while the fan points at the open window, it will blow the dust out. this is way better then vacuuming.
Friendly reminder to go outside.
Today I met a friend at a bar and she brought a friend who brought another friend. And this friend was very special. For the first time in my life I could talk with someone in real life about absolutely kc tier topics like the vasconic substrate theory, pronunciation of Ancient Greek and cuneiform script, among other things.
Thoe whole evening was stressful for an introvert and there was some annoying discussion about gender and language where I spilled a bunch of spaghetti beforehand, but all the trouble was worth it because then this person arrived and we had plenty of serious discussions.
Vennemann doesn't really have anything else than some toponymy and base-20 counting system to support his hypothesis.
While yes – toponymy is indeed substrate – simply seeing a sequence as basic as "ar(a)n" in different places and claiming it must come from basque word "haran" (especially: note how his Val d'Aran, Arntal, never have that initial h- which is IMPORTANT in Basque – "aran" is a plum) is hardly an argument. The rest of the claims are mostly the same thing too.
But, yes, base-20 counting is a clear sprachbund thing. Same with the couple words he names that are shared with Celtic and Germanic – they're mostly related to iron age technologies, so likely wanderwords related to spread of tech (just like how industrial tech terms all over the world can be traced to various European languages).
Aren't there certain pockets in Europe that have a closer genetic link to Basque? Wouldn't it be wiser to eliminate the influence of Latin and other languages that proceeded their arrival and colonisation to figure out where they developed their language and from whom they delineated from?