Showing posts with label urheimat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label urheimat. Show all posts

25 January 2014

Alternative Historical Linguistics : a new look at relatedness among Gmc tribes : are the Dutch [genetically] a non-Germanic people?


Published, edited & annotations (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig 
http://alterling.ucoz.de/index/germanic_tribes/0-48
from:
The Ancient Teutons remained near the urheimat though considerably expanded their territory. Nowadays there are almost ten Germanic languages divided into three groups. Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic and Faroese belong to the northern group. English, German, Dutch and Frisian compose the West-Gmc

02 April 2013

The Kurgan hypothesis : one of the proposals about early Indo-European origins


PUBLISHED, EDITED, IMAGES ADDED & COMMENTARY (IN RED) BY KENNETH S. DOIG


ROYAL-SKYTHIAN BATTLEDRESS
(from Wikipedia)
The Kurgan hypothesis is one of the proposals about early Indo-European origins, which postulates that the people of an archaeological "Kurgan culture". 

(A term grouping the Yamna, or Pit-Grave, culture and its predecessors) in the Pontic steppe were the most likely speakers of the Proto-Indo-European language. The term is derived from Kurgan , a Turkic loanword in Russian for a tumulus or burial mound.

How Large Was the Area in Which Proto-Indo-European Was Spoken

(from GeoCurrents)
(Article written by Professor of Historical Geography, Martin W. Lewis, Stanford University)

PUBLISHED, EDITED, SOME IMAGES ADDED & COMMENTARY (IN RED) BY KENNETH S. DOIG

 
As the current series on the origin and expansion of the Indo-European languages nears its completion, only a few remaining issues need to be discussed. Today’s post examines once again the mapping by Bouckaert et al. of the area likely occupied by the speakers of Proto-Indo-European (PIE). 

21 August 2012

Evolution of PGmc (Proto-Germanic)




PUBLISHED, EDITED, FORMATTED, IMAGES ADDED & ANNOTATIONS (IN RED) BY KENNETH S. DOIG
(from netHelper)




Proto-germanic (PGmc), or commongermanic, as it is sometimes known, is the hypothetical common ancestor (proto-language) of all the germanic (Gmc) languages such as modern english, dutch, afrikaans, german, danish, norwegian, icelandic, faroese, and swedish. The PGmc language is not directly attested by any surviving texts but has been reconstructed using the comparative-method. 
Map of the nordic bronze-Age 
culture, ca. 1200 BC
However, a few surviving inscriptions in a runicscript from

18 January 2012

"WHERE ARE THE ORIGINAL INDO-EUROPEANS FROM?"

MAP, c. 4000 BC, SHOWING DIFFUSION OF IE TRIBES
PUBLISHED, EDITED, CORRECTED, ANNOTATED (IN RED) & IMAGES ADDED BY KENNETH S. DOIG
THE PROTOTYPICAL PROTO-
INDO-EUROPEAN NORDIC-
MEDITERRANEAN. AKA,
HALLSTATT-NORDIC,
GERMANIC-NORDIC. NOW,
ONLY FOUND IN MAJORITY
PROPORTIONS IN
SWEDEN, VERY COMMON
IN SCANDINAVIA,
RATHER COMMON IN
EASTERN ENGLAND &
SCOTLAND, HOLLAND,
ETC. HALLSTATT
INDIVIDUALS CAN BE
FOUND IN EVERY
EUROPEAN NATION.
SWED. ACTOR, MAX
VON SYDOW

Were the original Indo-Europeans from Europe, Asia or India?

Written by " jonjayray" of MajorityRights.com) 

I don’t know how well-founded the assertions below are but I offer them for discussion. The text is translated from German by Germans who could obviously do with help from a native English-speaker

To define the ancestral homeland of the Indo-Aryans it is necessary to mind the results of modern archaeology, linguistic and anthropology. After a long discussion we know today, that the homeland of the Indo-Aryan tribes is not in India, Anatolia (?) or central-Asia. The Indo-Aryans are of European origin! 

(I don't agree with this premise. I believe that the Indo-European-speaking Nordic-whites had their ethnogenesis in Western Asia, somewhere around the Black Sea, but I could be wrong. There were other non-Indo-European (IE) white races already in Europe, in Asia, the Middle-East and North-Africa.

 It's anyone's guess (in pre-IE Europe) what languages, what types of languages they spoken, how many different linguistic groups and languages there were. We are quite certain that Vasconic (Basque) was one of the major "Old-European" languages of SW Europe, the Iberian Peninsula, at least up to the Vosges Mountains (in German, "Wasgen"), obviously named after the Basques.
ANCIENT IE RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY 

 Basque, or Vasconic languages were spoken much further north in France than the Pyrenees, in recorded Roman histories. The Roman province of Gaul was divided into three parts, a southern, central and northern. The southern Gaul was called Aquitaine (in Latin, "Gallia Aquitania") where Basque tongues were spoken. 

30 October 2011

CLIMATIC CONDITIONS & GEOGRAPHY IN "INDOEUROPEA"

PUBLISHED BY KENNETH D. DOIG
Preface
by K.S. Doig

Excerpts from the book "Scythians & Greeks". I know that several pages are missing. Why? Google, as well as other online booksellers leave out pages here and there for obvious reasons.  Because I am not willing to buy this "Google" book, even though it be a fantastic source of information.  There are just too many books out there that cost ZERO, I have about 150 full books free in my Google library and about 50 in my iPad/iTunes library. I am publishing these pages to impart to the reader how harsh the climate could be in the PIE urheimat, (Proto-Indo-European Homeland, or at least their homeland for several thousand years up to the point of their dispersal into Europe, Asia, India, c. 3500 BC to 2000 BC. I want to give a brief description of the PIE homeland. (The first, original homeland may have been in Asia Minor, then the majority of PIE's moved northwards to the large areas mainly, north of the Black and Caspian Seas & further north.)

"Scythians and Greeks: A Survey of Ancient History and Archaeology on the North Coast of the Euxine from the Danube to the Caucasus" by Ellis Hovell Minns (Cambridge) 
Cambridge University Press (2011)  (first published 1913)


22 September 2011

PART ONE : MY REFUTATION OF THE ARTICLE IN A RECENT POSTING ON MY BLOG : Origin and Persistence of Germanic versus "Celtic" Languages in Central and Northern Europe Context: Myth of Scandinavian Origin of Germanic Languages and Culture

The epicenter of the Germanic proto-home.
Circa 900 BC

Published, formatted & where otherwise stated, written by Kenneth S. Doig
Nordic Scyths, an early Iranic-speaking
Indo-European group that held sway
over the Steppes, from China in the East,
& the Ukraine in the West

'Salvo Numero Uno'


Germanic homeland Pre-Germanic cultures were the bearers of the Nordic Bronze Age. Proto-Germanic proper is hypothesized by some to have developed in the Jastorf culture of the Pre-Roman Iron Age.
areas in red are PGmc c. 700 BC

What is the "urheimat" of light hair and eyes?

ANCIENT NORDIC PERSIANS. THIS ARTWORK
WAS MADE BY ANCIENT PERSIANS
INDO-EUROPEIA c. 1000 BC

PUBLISHED BY KENNETH S. DOIG (but not authored/written, researched by K.S.Doig. I had no part in this article)



This is about speculations and not hypothesis.


(Worldwide genome structure)


Figure2(light hair distribution)

21 September 2011

Context : Myth of Scandinavian Origin of Germanic Languages and Culture






PUBLISHED BY KENNETH S. DOIG

PREFACE by K.S.Doig




I have not studied this unorthodox theory,given below, to which I DO NOT ascribe. From all the books, blogs, websites & documentaries on Germanic linguistics, philology, anthropology,

29 August 2011

VAGINA GENTIUM : SWEDEN


SCANDINAVIA C 300 AD


PUBLISHED BY KENNETH S. DOIG


SCANDO-GERMANIC NORDIC,
THE BASE-RACE OF THE GMC
PEOPLES, NOW, ONLY
VERY COMMON IN SWEDEN
& E. NORWAY, COMMON IN
ALL SCANDINAVIA, CENTRAL
E. ENGLAND, SE SCOTLAND,
HOLLAND, A FEW IN POLAND,
GERMANY, RUSSIA, SWITZER-
LAND, ETC. K.DOIG


17 July 2011

Linguistic Aspects of the Indo-European Urheimat Question

Published by Kenneth S. Doig                    

1. Introduction

1.1. Evidence sweeping all before it
 by Dr. Koenraad Elst  
When evidence from archaeology and Sanskrit text studies seems to contradict the theory of the entry of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European (IE) language family in India through the so-called "Aryan Invasion" (Aryan Invasion Theory, AIT), we are usually reassured that "there is of course the linguistic evidence" for this invasion, or at least for the non-Indian origin of the IE family.
Thus, F.E. Pargiter had shown how the Puranas locate Aryan origins in the Ganga basin and found "the earliest connexion of the Vedas to be with the eastern region and not with the Panjab"1, but then he allowed the unnamed linguistic evidence to overrule his own findings: "We know from the evidence of language that the Aryans entered India very early".2 (His solution is to relocate the point of entry of the Aryans from the western Khyber pass to the eastern Himalaya: Kathmandu or thereabouts.)

At the same time, the linguists themselves are often quite aware that the AIT is just a successful theory, not a proven fact. Those who try to take the scientific pretences of their discipline seriously, are not all that over-confident about the AIT. Many are willing to be modest and concede that so far it has merely been the most successful hypothesis. In fact, when quizzing linguists about the AIT, I came away with the impression that they too are not very sure of their case. By now, most of them have been trained entirely within the AIT framework, which was taken for granted and consequently not sought to be proven anymore. One of them told me that he had never bothered about a linguistic justification for the AIT framework, because there was, after all, "the well-known archaeological evidence"!
But for the rest, "the linguistic evidence" is still the magic mantra to silence al doubts about the AIT. At any rate, it is time that we take a look for ourselves at this fabled linguistic evidence.

1.2. Down with the linguistic evidence

A common reaction among Indians against this state of affairs is to dismiss

24 June 2011

A possible Homeland of the Indo-European Languages





Published by Kenneth S. Doig


0. Most educated people have at least a rough idea, what 'Indo-European' (IE) languages are: The many languages spoken between the Northwest of Europe to the East of the Indian subcontinent (historically even to Xinjiang in the Northwest of China), which are combined by their common inherited amount of lexemes (e.g. the system of counting or pronouns) as well as the grammar. For basic informations, see any newer encyclopedia, the pertinent Wikipedia sites are substandard. Highly unreliable are pages of non-Indo-Europeanists, often unable to assess the special problems of historical linguistics, lexicostatistics, and prehistory, as addressed in Holm 2007b. Such authors are often recognizable by citations of a few secondary sources or even racial nonsense.

23 June 2011

Ukrainian motherland of the Indo-Europeans.

 

 
 

Ukrainian motherland of the Indo-Europeans.

The author claims to have found the ultimate solution of the Indo-European nations’ ancestry problem. This Indo-European motherland is identified with the Seredny-Stog culture. Here, between the Desna, the Ingool, the Ross and the Seversky Doniets rivers, Indo-European people lived whose descendants later formed German, Slavic, Iranian, Roman, Hindu, Greek, Armenian and other nations.
The main arguments in favor of this concept:

1. The argument of toponymy. Precisely on this territory of Seredny-Stog culture the most

28 March 2011

Selected excerpts from "Comparative Germanic Grammar" by Eduard Prokosch

Spread of IE languages & IE people

(Remember, in accordance with other germanic tongues and every european language I know of, I don't capitalize nationalities, languages, days of the week, months, holidays and any propernoun used as an adjective. Also in accordance with anglo-saxon and every single living germanic language, I write compounds together or if too unwieldy, with a hyphen, [e.g.,"stewpot", "steering-wheel", "bookstore", "bookstoreclients-day", "lightbeer", "greenlight", as in "she gave me the greenlight to make a pass at her", "christmasday", "yuletide", "thermonuclear-bomb", "atombomb", "hydrogenbomb", "nationalpark", "chainreaction", "fireball", "blastwave", radiation-sickness, brain-surgeon, "a glacier-fed stream", "a 25-year-old girl", a "large-breasted woman", etc.) K. S. Doig
by Kenneth S. Doig
This is one of my 2 all-time favorite books on ancient germanic grammar. It is not easy reading, and it goes into great depth into indo-european and germanic phonology, morphology, syntax, etc. I've had this book over and over the past for 20 years, i.e. before I had the Internet. I borrowed them from the Fresno-State University-library (on permanent "loan") I forgot to return it when I moved to Medford, Oregon, my God, how I love Oregon. My other favorite-book on germanic, also on "loan" from FSU is Early Germanic Grammar by Joseph B. Voyles. Both books are the authors' "magna opera"(plural of magnus opus) I shall periodically publish chapters, excepts or parts which  I feel which are important to your understanding germanic linguistics. Note, I am not copying and pasting, but actually typing this material in for your reading pleasure. All the hyperlinks were blue hyperlinks were put there by me, for esoteric info, most of the links go to......Wikipedia

21 March 2011

Deviation from germanic

Who were the indo-europeans(IE's)? Where did they live, where are they from? I am not going to go into all that now, anyway, nobody knows for sure. My guess is that a group or several groups of white people formed a language over a long, long period of time, thousands of years ago. I believe these people lived somewhere north of the Black Sea and into the russian and ukrainian Steppes in western Asia. They appear to have begun splitting the scene, around, who knows, about 5,000 BC, some say 10,000BC... going off in different directions, some tribes went west and formed the nations of Greece and Rome, to name just a few. Some went south and formed the nations

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