Showing posts with label persian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label persian. Show all posts

30 March 2015

Was ‘Scythian’ an ‘Iranian’ language?

Skythians, as depicted by themselves
on  steel-bowl found in a Skythian
gravesite near the Black-Sea.
(mapsource)

Published, edited,images added & annotations/comments (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig
(websource: 
borissoff)



Was ‘Skythian’ an ‘Iranian’ language? 
February 12, 2013 in Linguistics - Sanskrit - Russian | Tags: Abaev, Абаев, indo-european, Indo-Iranian, скифский, Scythian
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15 January 2014

Toward a phylogenetic chronology of ancient Gaulish, Celtic, and Indo-European


Published, edited, certain images added & annotated (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig 
by 
  • Alfred Toth§ 
  • (websource: PNAS)

  • Abstract
    Indo-European is the largest and best-documented language family in the world, yet the reconstruction of the Indo-European tree, first proposed in 1863, has remained controversial. 

    Complications may include ascertainment bias when choosing the linguistic data, and disregard for the wave model of 1872 when attempting to reconstruct the tree. 

    28 August 2013

    "Indo-European" : a brief synopsis from About.com

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    Published, edited, formatted, comments/annotations (in redletter) & images added by Kenneth S. Doig
    (mapsource)Indo-European

    By Richard Nordquist, About.com Guide
    (websource)

    Definition:
    A family of languages (including most of the languages spoken in Europe, India, and Iran) descended from a common-tongue spoken in the third millennium B.C. by an agricultural people originating in southeastern Europe.

    16 January 2012

    BRIEF OVERVIEW OF PROTO-INDO-EUROPEAN RELIGION



    PUBLISHED, PAINSTAKINGLY 
    FORMATTED, EDITED, IMAGES ADDED & 
    ANNOTATIONS (IN RED) BY KENNETH S. DOIG
    EARLY IE
    RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
     Émile Benveniste states that "there is no common [IE] term to designate religion itself, or cult, or the priest, not even one of the personal gods"


    WÓÐENAZ, WÓDEN,
    ÓÐINN FIGURINE
    FROM SCANIA
    Proto-Indo-European religion is the hypothesized religion of the Proto-Indo-European (PIE) peoples based on the existence of similarities among the deities, religious practices and mythologies of the Indo-European peoples. 

    08 August 2011

    Blond & Blue Eyed Iranians

    Nordic Persians. Persia was founded by Indo-European Nordic
    tribes. Even up to late antiquity, Greeks reported them as being
    a blond people with blue eyes.
    Published by Kenneth S. Doig
     

    Blond & Blue Eyed Iranians

    Since I was a child I always noticed that those blond blue eyed kids at school or neighbourhood were somehow a rarity among us. They were referd to as 'foreig looking' or 'khareji looking' but they were Iranian. Even now, I've noticed other Iranians making comments such as: He/she doesn't look Iranian at all....
     
    To some or I should say many, these blond and fair skin Iranians are the 'proof' of our Aryan ancestors. Once outside Iran, I noticed that this is less of a rarity among other Middle Eastern nationalities such as the Turkish, or the Lebanese, and definitely present in Iraq, Syria. Egypt and most other countries in the region. However, none of the above seem to link this to their Aryan roots. Couple of years ago a friend of mine traveled to Afganistan as part of a team of European doctors and spent almost a year there, mainly in Kabul and northen provinces of that country. On his return he told me how he and his colleagues were all amazed by the very visible presence of very blond, tall and blue eyed afganis that didn't resemble the Russian.

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