By Mehmet Kurtkaya, Published on September 5, 2020, Updated January 17, 2021
January 2021: Another important paper for archeogenetics of Siberia and reconfirming ancestral homeland of Uralic languages East of the Altai mountains. Lake Baikal areaconfirmed ancestral to some N haplogroups linked to Uralic languages. Human population dynamics and Yersinia pestis in ancient northeast Asia by Merve Kılınç et. al.
Uralic languages are not from the Urals but from the Altai mountains or from further east in SiberiaThat's right, Uralic languages are not originally from the Urals unlike the name! The ancient Uralic peoples lived in the Urals but they had migrated there from Siberia, The area in Western Siberia near the Altai is the most probable original homeland of the Uralic speakers, though locations further East towards the Pacific Ocean are among the less likely possibilities.
In the four and a half years since I have launched this website, tens of ancient and modern genomic studies have been published by researchers around the world and nearly all of them have confirmed my books and articles including the above discovery. You may see the list of ancient genome studies regarding migrations to Europe in the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Medieval periods in my article Uralic and Turkish. That article has been reconfirmed by genetic studies done on the founders of Hungary from 1000- 1200 years ago Hungarian -Sumerian relationship
The reason we know this is due to the fact that Haplogroup N whose birthplace is Siberia or Northeastern China is found to be strongly correlated with the spread of Uralic languages. In a sense, it is a lucky discovery because normally genetics and languages do not correlate as people/populations change their languages and adopt new ones, but their genetics remain the same. There is more. This haplogroup N is shared by the Yakut/Sakha Turks from around the Lake Baikal, ancient Xiong-Nu period Turks from Mongolia, Ancient Huns, Avars and modern Chuvash and Bashkirs. Chuvash is especially important as it is the only remaining Ugur Turkish language, Ugur like the word Ugric, grouping languages Finnish, Hungarian, Estonian, Mari etc.
Hence some Uralic speakers and Turkic speakers could be considered as genetic cousins, some very close cousins like in the case of Hungarian and Turkic language speakers, and more distant cousins like the Finnish and Turkish speakers.
The below map is based on ancient genetic studies current as of September 2020. See the list of genetics articles in Uralic and Turkish and Hungarian -Sumerian relationship
This discovery proves that the Ural-Altaic language family exists beyond any doubt, something that was discovered by researchers like Mathias Castren in the 19th century but has been opposed by the linguists of the 20th and 21th century. Needless to say this discovery has nothing to do with political Turanism which is a Western politically motivated imperialist concept devised against Russia. The reason is simple, this connection also includes Finns, Samoyed and Ugric people and many others including the ancestors of Indo-Europeans, Native Americans and others and not Turanic people. This is about historic, linguistic, mythological and some very ancient genetic relatedness among ancient populations of Siberia, and ancient Turks were an important component of ancient Siberian populations.
My above assesment is final and you can share this information with any academician specialized in history, genetics, anthropology etc. Moreover there are even academicians today that positively compare Uralic languages to Native American languages.
European researchers of the 18th and 19th century were right, they did not have the genetics tools that we today have but they researched mythology, culture and languages of Northern Eurasian people to come with the connectedness of Turkic and Uralic languages. Some of the similiarities were too obvious. Consider for example personal pronouns.
Comparison of Personal Pronouns in Hungarian, Turkish, Finnish and SumerianBefore going into pronouns we should know that Hungarian, Turkish, Finnish and Sumerian share important structural traits, like SOV (Subject-Object-Verb) word order, agglutination (words are formed by adding suffixes or prefixes), vowel harmony, and genderless words/pronouns among other morphological traits.
These are extremely important similiarities and are at least as important as word comparisons since these traits form the structure, the backbone of languages. Now let's look at the most basic words of a language, the pronouns.
The pronouns offer very important clues of the ancient sounds people uttered because pronouns change very slowly over thousands of years or many tens of thousands of years, unless there are major cultural changes. They are the remnants of some of the most ancient words in languages. Hence they provide very important clues.
Consider the below comparison of pronouns.
ğae / ğu
Hungarian, Finnish and Turkish pronouns are almost identical, Sumerian seems a little different but for a linguist or someone accustomed to compare languages it is possible to see they are almost the same and certainly go back to the same root sounds. In a future article, I will explain why they are even more similar then they look at first glance.
There are suffixes in Turkish pronouns which were acquired at later periods. Hungarian preserves the oldest and most basic forms of the Turkish language except at one instance. And there are known sound transformations like "t" becomes "s" or "z" and these transformations are very well observed in many world languages and Mesopotamian cuneiform records too. Hence "t", "s" and "z" sounds do correspond to each other. Try to spell these sounds t, s, and z yourself and see how close they are.
Just like with people, in languages too, not only similiarities but differences are also important. That's what makes our identities. These are different but related languages stemming from a common root. Some relate very closely, some less. This would give us a clue on migrations, and people's interactions both among themselves as well with others. A good analysis of these simple sounds (pronouns) will give us major clues about these languages.
On another note, did you notice the similarity of English "I" and Sumerian "ğae" (sounds like "yeah"/"nyeah"), or "me" which sound almost the same? Did you notice that same sound exists in Turkish as well Hungarian pronouns?
In a future article I will explain it very clearly. Or with my books and online articles here on this website, you may discover them yourselves.
Pronouns in many languages in Europe, Asia, Americas and Africa are connectedNow, let's look at an important work: M-T pronouns (m,n,t) suggested by Johanna Nichols and David A. Peterson is an important grouping of pronouns over Eurasia, Americas and Africa and holds across language families. It certainly shows a proto-language, though the authors think this is the less likely explanation. Their m-n,t is also found in my list above and there is one missing sound in their list, "ğ" found in Sumerian and Turkish which disappeared in IE languages (Ferdinand Saussure's glottal theory). The above connection discovered by linguists, means that the first singular pronouns are either m (sometimes n), and the second singular pronoun is t/d which you can see above in Hungarian, Finnish, Turkish and Sumerian. There is also m first person, n second person singular pronouns valid for many Native American languages.
Turkish Hungarian and Finnish word comparisonsThere are already many comparisons done between Hungarian and Turkish and the number of words vary between a few hundred to over a thousand. That number is certainly conservative and I have discovered many words that need to be added. I will show them in a future article but first I need to suggest you to do an internet search to find already established lists by Hungarian linguists. Finnish - Turkish similar word lists are much smaller but there too I can easily add many other words.
I will give you an example. In Hungarian or Turkish there is no word equivalent to "to have". In Turkish it is "var" in Hungarian a quite similar "van" means "there is, there exist" and both root words are connected to the meanings of wealth, Turkish "varlik", Hungarian "vagnon". In Wiktionary, Hungarian "var" is suggested to be cognate with Finnish "olla" (to be) and Estonian "olema" (to be) yet, linguists miss Turkish "ol" (to be), "olma", "olmak" adjective and infinitive forms in Turkish which are the same as Finnish and Estonian in sound and meaning. And "to be" is a very important word. On a related note, Hungarian "el" means "to live".
el (to live), lenni
Also see important complementary information Prof. Peter Revesz' Youtube Channel on ancient languages.
Is English related to Turkish and Hungarian ?The answer is yes. English was Turkish: Sumerian roots of Indo-European Languages. Since I know how close Hungarian and English languages are to Turkish, I can say that English and Hungarian are related without doing any study. Incidentally, I had seen online a book published by a Hungarian researcher on Hungarian English relationship but I can't find it anymore, so I cannot mention the name or the author.
Are Turkish, Hungarian, and Finnish languages related to Sumerian?Yes. Even Indo-European languages, Sino-Tibetan, Afro-Asiatic, Dravidian, Basque and Caucasian languages are related to Sumerian.
A big thank you to Hungarian and Russian ScholarsThey were the ones who did most research on ancient Turkish. The people living in Turkey simply betrayed Ataturk's ideas and works not only in politics and economics but also in languages and history. The first Turcology department was not founded in Ottoman Empire which disliked the Turks to say the least, but in Hungary in the 19th century. The best Turkish history website, apart from Sumerianturks, is run by Russian scholar Anatole Klyosov. Many Russian scholars provided crucial info on ancient Siberian populations.
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Origin and Spread of Languages on Eurasian Map based on Genetics Research and my books as of September 2020. 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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Sun Language TheoryTurkish academics say whatever the West tells them to say and there are too few people interested in history or languages in Turkey.
After Ataturk's death in 1938, Western propaganda arms told people in Turkey: "Nothing to see here, go find your written history records in Asia." And everyone in Turkey obeyed because, maybe except a few people out of tens of millions, there was no real Ataturkist in Turkey back then, just like today.
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