By Mehmet Kurtkaya, Published on April 2, 2019, Updated October 1, 2020
Not many people compared Basque and Sumerian. And when they did, the results were very interesting to say the least.
The most interesting words to compare are the words for Sun and Bull. It is of utmost importance to compare the duo because of the religious significance of the bull cult spanning thousands of years since the early Neolithic.
For more please see: "From Lascaux caves (15000 BCE), Gobeklitepe (10000 BCE), Sumer (4000 BCE), Hatti, to Egypt, Rome, Greece, Celtic Europe: Sun and sky worship, its linguistic implications, the Bull cult and the words for Ox, Cow and Taurus. Legendary Irish figure Cú Chulainn and Sumerian divine bull Gugalanna relation also explored."
From Basque and Sumerian comparison from Iuri Mosenkis we see:
Basque uda summer
Sumerian ud ‘day, heat, summer, sun’
Basque idi means ‘ox’ and Sumerian Gud is ox. Hence the sound for sun-ox relationship via "D" (UD) sound holds in Basque just like in Sumerian. This is especially important because it is not a linguistic comparison solely, it is "language+mythology" vs. "language+mythology" comparison that I have been doing for establishing the proof of Sun Language Theory. See also The common ancestor of Basque, Japanese, Indo-European and Sumerian is Ugur Turkish and Karel Machala's important work at (Not just) numbers are very old words comparing proto-Basque and proto-Altaic numbers among others.
This bull-sun association constitues a much stronger link, in fact a definitive link, for the connection of Sumerian and Basque, if we add other word pairs that are already established by linguists such as the one I had mentioned above and this one:
Basque and Sumerian comparison from Angus J Huck which is quite sufficient by itself.
And I would like to point out to a major mistake linguists frequently do. Let's see Basque and Sumerian comparison from E-Lingusitics. The result of the analysis by giving points to the type of sound correspondance suggests that "these languages are possibly remotely related." Here we see a better technical analysis but with one major problem.
Sumerian word for water is "a" and Basque word for water is "ur". Hence per regular linguistic rules, they are listed as not-related. On the contrary, these two words are from the same language, hence genetically related. I had shown how it works in my book English was Turkish: Sumerian roots of Indo-European Languages using Sun Language Theory principle that I have established.
The shocking results of the March 2019 The genomic history of the Iberian Peninsula over the past 8000 years can now be better analyzed with the Sumerian - Basque relationship.
Below is a broad graphic representation of the confirmed Bronze Age migration history of Europe: (based on The Arrival of Steppe and Iranian Related Ancestry in the Islands of the Western Mediterranean, March 2019. ).
All genetics studies published in the last few years continue to offer further support to my research! See my map below from 2 years ago.
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The spread of Indo-European languages: genetic evidence, haplogroup info suggests Sumerian and Hurrian origins. With special emphasis on the linguistic affiliations of Haplogroup J and R1b who migrated with J. I had shown that Sumerians came from Central Asia and the latest groundbreaking study showed that the steppe people who migrated to/invaded Iberia who were Bell Beakers with haplogroup R1b (R1b-P312), spoke a non-Indo-European language.
I am sure and certain that some Sumerians will be proven to carry R1b haplogroups and possibly Q in addition to J.
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Origin and Spread of Languages on Eurasian Map based on Genetics Research and my books as of May 2019. The world's first known language Sumerian was favorably compared to many linguistic families in Eurasia and America. Comparing ancient Sumerian migration routes constructed from ancient genome studies to these languages will give the opportunity to trace back world languages to a common language spoken some 20000 years ago. read more
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