Similarities between Ancient Greek and Lithuanian/Latvian

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Re: Similarities between Ancient Greek and Lithuanian/Latvian

Postby MingShuo » Thu 04 Jun 2009 1:17 pm

Ok, thanks for the site...sorry, but what do you mean with "controversial" about that fact?
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Re: Similarities between Ancient Greek and Lithuanian/Latvian

Postby goofy » Thu 04 Jun 2009 1:26 pm

MingShuo wrote:Ok, thanks for the site...sorry, but what do you mean with "controversial" about that fact?


I mean that most linguists don't agree with the paleolithic continuity theory.

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Re: Similarities between Ancient Greek and Lithuanian/Latvian

Postby Delodephius » Thu 04 Jun 2009 2:16 pm

I personally see the Palaeolithic Continuity Theory as a work in progress and not an attempt for creating a new dogma. In my opinion the flaws of the PCT should be examined with positive criticism and not outright rejected using fallacies of the pseudo-sceptics. The traditional theories should also be criticized and examined and not merely defended.
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Re: Similarities between Ancient Greek and Lithuanian/Latvian

Postby MingShuo » Thu 04 Jun 2009 2:45 pm

yes...I agree with you...anyway, discussing in a good way it's always good...
then, about languages I think, theories will be always be more or less discussed.
what do you think about the Altaic argue? the real "altaic" languages should be compared with the finno-ugric ones? are they with no relations?
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Re: Similarities between Ancient Greek and Lithuanian/Latvian

Postby Delodephius » Thu 04 Jun 2009 3:54 pm

I know, well, almost nothing about Altaic languages. They're quite a mystery for me. I know mostly about Slavic languages if you are interested. Coming from a culture that has always seen everything that came from Asia as invasive and barbaric I have hard time shaking off the impression of Altaic languages as primitive and evil. It's ridiculous I know. My perception of languages is very clouded by my origin and I admit that.
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Re: Similarities between Ancient Greek and Lithuanian/Latvian

Postby Monox D. I-Fly » Sat 05 Sep 2015 8:04 am

Delodephius wrote:Yeah, I know that feeling. I remember when I first opened up the Sanskrit grammar and found that in Sanskrit honey is called madhu, which was very similar to my native Slovak word med. Or even Buddha to our verb buditi which means 'to awake'.


In my native Indonesian, honey is called madu.


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