By Mehmet Kurtkaya, Published on April 3, 2019
Genetics and LinguisticsAncient DNA data so far made so many linguistic associations baseless. The biggest shock came with the Iberian data through 8000 years which, for all practical purposes kurganized the Steppe Theory that suggested Indo-European languages were born in the Pontic-Caspian steppe. There was only one competing hypothesis left and that was South of the Caucasus PIE homeland, namely Iran and Eastern Turkey. See: The spread of Indo-European languages: genetic evidence, haplogroup info suggests Sumerian and Hurrian origins and also Indo-European Homeland Proven!
Minoan Linear A holds the key to Indo-European languages. In Etruscan origins Etruscan Origins Proven! I had shown that linguistic associations may be complementing rather than competing.
These are the suggested linguistic associations of Minoan Linear A on a Bronze age migrations map proven by genetic studies.
- Hurrian, Peter van Soesbergen,
- Sumerian, Ioannis Kenanidis
- Peter Revesz, West Ugric
- Tyrrhenian (Etruscan, Rhaetic, Lemnian) Giulio M. Facchetti
- Indo-European (unknown language related to Sanskrite, Armenian, and Hittite) Gareth Alun Owens
- Luwian, Palmer
- Greek, Vladimir I. Georgiev
- Lycian, Margalit Finkelberg
- Phoenician, Jan Best
I had called Minoan Linear an Ugur Turkish language. As you can see ALL of the above linguistic suggestions for Minoan Linear A fit migration path perfectly. Hence all of the above are correct with varying degrees of accuracies at different times and places.
There is only one answer that satisfies the above suggestions:
Minoan Linear A is a Sumerian/Hurrian (Ugur Turkish, Ugric, Uralic) language from which Indo-European languages descended
Also see: Sun Language Theory Proven! The Birth of Languages and Civilizations -and English was Turkish: Sumerian roots of Indo-European Languages.
We should be able to verify this in Minoan Linear A.
Comparison of Latin Rege, French Roi, Minoan Linear A ro-ja, Sumerian Uruk, Turkish Urug, Hungarian Ugor can be found in Water, Father, and Mother: Indo-European Languages derive from Turkish.
Genetic Difference Between Mycenaean Greek and MinoanWe know since 2017 that the founders of Minoan and Mycenaean Greek Civilizations Migrated from Anatolia with some admixture from the Caucasus and Iran. Mycenaeans had additional 4-16% DNA from Siberia/Steppe through Eastern Turkey (or Eastern Europe)!
It is generally accepted that Myceaneans spoke an Indo-European language while Minoans a non-Indo-European language. Based on this info and comparing the genetics of these two populations many have thought that the people from the Steppe had brought Indo-European languages to Greece. I had proven otherwise, that the people from the Steppe spoke a non-Indo-European language and I had identified this language.
This was my claim when, more than a month before the publication of this study, The genomic history of the Iberian Peninsula over the past 8000 years, I had tweeted Iosif Lazaridis from the Harvard Med team:
I had laid out all the evidence including linguistics long before this study confirmed it. I had said that the Steppe people in the Mycenaeans did not speak an Indo-European language. I know which language they spoke :)
PIE home Taurus/Zagros, ancestral Caucasus."
This tweet was in response to Wang et. al. study which supported the research I published over the last few years. I have firm evidence, archaeological, mythological and linguistic that the Steppe people among the Mycenaeans spoke a non-Indo-European language and I have identified this language!
This meant that it was Minoan A language which evolved into Mycenaean Linear B while still influenced by the language of the Steppe. This is to be expected as I had suggested Sumerian > Hurrian > Etruscan > Latin progression. Inserting Linear B values into Linear A would yield correct results only at times as the language had evolved. At this point it is important to establish relationship between known languages such as Hurrian, Sumerian and Etruscan since the Linear A to B is the result of that progression.
Upon reading Peter Revesz' paper Sumerian Contains Dravidian and Uralic Substrates Associated with the Emegir and Emesal Dialects I noticed the interpretation of the head symbol. He had suggested that it was tempting to associate it with Hungarian k.
It was absolutely correct because it is Uk/Ok, /K derived from Turkish uğ which means people in Sumerian and Turkish. In fact that “uğ” is the same “ug” as in Ugric, Huur (Ugur) etc. Sumerian ki also works as people in addition to earth/soil/land I had suggested. And there is more that sound ğ is also the h in huur/huurri/ugur. And this is exactly what Beekes noticed as the S/H transformation in Anatolia in the Etruscan period 1st millenium BC Anatolia.
The descendants of the "uğ" suffix in Minoan Linear A today can be found in last names "oglu", "-ova", "-vili" I had already shown in my books. And in Indo-European such as Greek Papadopoulos. "us" replaces "uğ" as it did about 2000 years ago.
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