According to another view, the Anatolian subgroup left the Indo-European parent language comparatively late, approximately at the same time as Indo-Iranian and later than the Greek or Armenian divisions. The success of the language family, including the large number of speakers and the vast portions of the Earth that they inhabit, is due to several factors. Indo-European is a family of languages that first spread throughout Europe and many parts of South Asia, and later to every corner of the globe as a result of colonization. Linear B is the oldest preserved form of written Greek that we know of. summer haiku d’été – elephant, I weep! In ten or fifteen years all eastern Crete was conquered by Indo-European Achaeans which not only destroyed all achievements of Minoans, but also acquired much knowledge from their rich culture. That was deciphered by IE linguistics, and it informed our view of a certain period of Cretan archeological findings and Cretan history. But the most damning evidence against her thesis comes from (italics mine): Paleoglot: How NOT to reconstruct a protolanguage. Also known as: semantic case, thematic role, theta role (generative grammar), and deep case (case grammar). For my previous discussion of The Present and Imperfect Tenses of Reduplicating – MI – Verbs in Linear B & the Centum (Greek) – Satem (Sanskrit) branches of ancient Indo-European languages, click on this banner: Now let’s take my assumption one step further. This of course is the scenario for practically all syllabograms, homophones, logograms and ideograms on the one side (Linear B) and the ideograms on the other (Chinese), say 99.9 %. CONJUGATION OF VERBS IN HITTITE: Present and Preterite (past tense), kuen = to strike, kill MI Cf. Al­though an­cient Greek and Roman gram­mar­i­ans no­ticed sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween their lan­guages, as well as with sur­round­ing Celtic and Ger­manic speak­ers, the sheer ubiq­uity of Indo-Eu­ro­pean lan­guages around them led them to the as­sump­tion that all human lan­guages were related. The diversification of the parent language into the attested branches of daughter languages is historically unattested. The cognate of Germanic, Families with more than 30 languages are in, This page was last edited on 8 December 2020, at 14:18. You never know. This is a Mind-Blower! The Balkan sprachbund even features areal convergence among members of very different branches. NASA: Interstellar Communication & Linear B Part 2: The Geometric Economy of Linear B. Minha maneira de ver, falar, ouvir e pensar o mundo... se quiser, venha comigo... 4th Lund Conference on Games, Interaction, Reasoning, Learning and Semantics, “Love recognizes no barriers. 12 (2016) of. The Indo-European languages are a language family of several hundred related languages and dialects in Asia and Europe. The oldest records are isolated Hittite words and names – interspersed in texts that are otherwise in the unrelated Old Assyrian language, a Semitic language – found in the texts of the Assyrian colony of Kültepe in eastern Anatolia in the 20th century BC. Gaston Coeurdoux and others made observations of the same type. Other secondary sources, of lesser value due to poor attestation: Other secondary sources, of lesser value due to extensive phonological changes and relatively limited attestation:[62]. So must have Mycenaean Greek with the Minoan language. Posts about Proto Indo-European written by vallance22. In a similar vein, there are many similar innovations in Germanic and Balto-Slavic that are far more likely areal features than traceable to a common proto-language, such as the uniform development of a high vowel (*u in the case of Germanic, *i/u in the case of Baltic and Slavic) before the PIE syllabic resonants *ṛ, *ḷ, *ṃ, *ṇ, unique to these two groups among IE languages, which is in agreement with the wave model. This is a Mind-Blower! Various further changes affected consonants in the middle or end of a word: The voiced stops resulting from the sound shift were softened to voiced, German is not directly descended from Gothic, but the Gothic forms are a close approximation of what the early West Germanic forms of c. 400 AD would have looked like. It was a deciphered syllabic script that was used around 1000 BC. K-Z = kunaya to zeukesi, An Introductory Glossary of General Linguistics Terminology: Part C: R-Z. Another consideration I would like you all to take into account is this: I personally do not care one jot what class of language Minoan Linear A falls into, whether or not it be Indo-European, for reasons which will become crystal clear in near future posts. ), by gradually deciphering as many words as we conceivably can, even if these amount to no more than a couple of dozen or so and, in addition, by reconstructing in so far as possible the grammar of Minoan Linear A, which may in turn provide further clues to other “undecipherable” vocabulary. However, these theories remain highly controversial and are not accepted by most linguists in the field. vowel: speech sound produced without a significant constriction of the airflow in the oral cavity. The analysis of the family relationships between the Indo-European languages and the reconstruction of their common source was central to the development of the methodology of historical linguistics as an academic discipline in the 19th century. The original Altaic family thus came to be known as the Ural–Altaic. None of the various daughter-language families continue it unchanged, with numerous "solutions" to the apparently unstable PIE situation: Among the other notable changes affecting consonants are: The following table shows the basic outcomes of PIE consonants in some of the most important daughter languages for the purposes of reconstruction. Rather than being a genealogical separation, the centum–satem division is commonly seen as resulting from innovative changes that spread across PIE dialect-branches over a particular geographical area; the centum–satem isogloss intersects a number of other isoglosses that mark distinctions between features in the early IE branches. The first line comes around, Now it is clear from this diachronic timeline that proto-Japanese appeared at least, Along with the foreign faith, Japan establishes and maintains for 400 years close connections with the Chinese and Korean courts and adopts a more sophisticated culture. [43], Evidence for a relationship between Greek and Armenian includes the regular change of the second laryngeal to a at the beginnings of words, as well as terms for "woman" and "sheep". From the 1960s, knowledge of Anatolian became certain enough to establish its relationship to PIE. Therefore, the semantic role of Bill is the same (patient=object) in both of the following sentences: John hit Bill. synecdoche: a figure of speech in which the one of the following (or its reverse) is expressed either as: (a) a part stands for a whole (b) an individual stands for a class OR (c) a material stands for a thing. Juice Ph₂tḗr. Ottoman Turkish traveler Evliya Çelebi visited Vienna in 1665–1666 as part of a diplomatic mission and noted a few similarities between words in German and in Persian. The odd thing about this supersyllabogram, In spite of apparently insurmountable obstacles, it may not be so difficult to reconstruct as we might imagine. It may be that the centum branches in fact reflect the original state of affairs in PIE, and only the satem branches shared a set of innovations, which affected all but the peripheral areas of the PIE dialect continuum. Homeric Greek is attested from approx. The vast bulk of current diachronic linguistic research stacks up squarely against this hypothesis. The tree model is not appropriate in cases where languages remain in contact as they diversify; in such cases subgroups may overlap, and the "wave model" is a more accurate representation. A great many researchers specializing in comparative linguistics are fascinated by just this sort of thing... which is why I brought it up in the first place. to count (English), compter (French), contare (Italian), 1 hatrunun d -> t (drops n before consonant t). Despite its similarities to Japanese, historical linguists dismiss a correlation for at least two reasons: (1) the apparent lack of genetic evidence and (2) the universally held belief that LinA is an Indo-European language. PIE is normally reconstructed with a complex system of 15 stop consonants, including an unusual three-way phonation (voicing) distinction between voiceless, voiced and "voiced aspirated" (i.e. [citation needed]. Of the 20 languages with the largest numbers of native speakers according to Ethnologue, 10 are Indo-European: Spanish, English, Hindustani, Portuguese, Bengali, Russian, Punjabi, German, French, and Marathi, accounting for over 1.7 billion native speakers. For Eurasian people living in or connected with Indonesia, see, Large language family originating in Eurasia. Is the Minoan language proto-Altaic or proto-Japanese? You do! Example: How bright (+the) chit (+and) chat, inserted into chit-chat. o creation of secondary s from clusters, ntja→nsa.Assibilation ti→si only in southern dialects. With the discovery and deciphering of Tocharian (c.1902), Hittite (1915-17), and Mycenaean (or Linear B, 1952-53), the whole face of IE studies changed. level 2. [note 1]. I have been absent for months, but I am finally back. Chinese Ideograms Compared to Linear B Syllabograms, Homophones, Logograms & Ideograms, Follow Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae on Moreover, even though I myself hit upon the hypothesis and the principle that Supersyllabograms do indeed exist, some of them still defy decipherment, even at a human level, let alone extraterrestrial, which only adds further fuel to the raging fire that awaits us when we take even our first baby steps into the putatively impossible task of interstellar communications reliant on syllabaries similar to Minoan Linear A, Mycenaean Linear B & Arcado-Cypriot Linear C. For my initial post announcing the existence of Supersyllabograms in Linear B and their profound ramifications in the further simplification of the syllabary, click here: I devised this paradigm chart of (approximately). esmi→ēmi. Astounding Discovery! However, given that Mycenaean Greek did not require anywhere near as many characters as had the Minoan language, Linear B, all for the sake of greater simplicity, abandoned a great number of the more complex Linear A syllabograms, homophones, logograms and ideograms as plainly extraneous. Its precise geographical location, the Indo-European urheimat, is unknown and has been the object of many competing hypotheses; the most widely accepted is the Kurgan hypothesis, which posits the urheimat to be the Pontic–Caspian steppe, associated with the Yamnaya culture around 3000 BC. The Hellenic Languages Only now is it, that we encounter a European branch of the Indo-European language family tree. But they mean something entirely different. The old languages of Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, and the isle of Man share a common ancestor in ancient Celtic. The various subgroups of the Indo-European language family include ten major branches, listed below in alphabetical order: In addition to the classical ten branches listed above, several extinct and little-known languages and language-groups have existed or are proposed to have existed: Membership of languages in the Indo-European language family is determined by genealogical relationships, meaning that all members are presumed descendants of a common ancestor, Proto-Indo-European. [7] He included in his hypothesis Dutch, Albanian, Greek, Latin, Persian, and German, later adding Slavic, Celtic, and Baltic languages. Each Chinese character represents a monosyllabic Chinese word or morpheme. I'm a reconstructionist-ish Hellenic Polytheist/Pagan. Many English words, [3] The ancient Phoenicians were famous for their, [4]The Mycenaean syllabary can express words beginning with “te”, but for some reason, they spelled 4 the same was the, [5] The English word “quartet” is derived from the Latin “, [8] While “sitophobia” = “fear of eating” in English does not. syllable: 1.a unit of spoken language that is next bigger than a speech sound and consists of one or more vowel sounds alone or of a syllabic consonant alone or of either with one or more consonant sounds preceding or following; 2. one or more letters (as syl, la, and ble) in a word (as syllable) usually set off from the rest of the word by a centered dot or a hyphen and roughly corresponding to the syllables of spoken language and treated as helps to pronunciation or as guides to placing hyphens at the end of a line. [31][32][30] Although there are differences in absolute timing between the various analyses, there is much commonality between them, including the result that the first known language groups to diverge were the Anatolian and Tocharian language families, in that order. o loss of s in consonant clusters, with supplementary lengthening, e.g. syntagma: syntactic string of words that forms a part of some larger syntactic unit; a construction. The classical phase of Indo-European comparative linguistics leads from this work to August Schleicher's 1861 Compendium and up to Karl Brugmann's Grundriss, published in the 1880s. By the medieval period, only the Semitic, Dravidian, Caucasian, and Uralic languages, and the language isolate Basque remained of the (relatively) indigenous languages of Europe and the western half of Asia. 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