By Mehmet Kurtkaya, Published on November 5, 2019, Updated November 7, 2019
The words "foot" and Turkish "ayak" sound completely different, but can they be related? The answer : Words for foot and leg in world languages
Etymology of daughter, milker, child, tribe, family, clan
Part I: It's not only the word for earth that connects world languages. Let's talk sweet : Honey and mead in world languages Part II: The words for bee, honeybee across Eurasia, Africa, America and Ocenia show deep and ancient connections. Part III: Bee Mythology and dual meaning of the word for bee and pure Of bees and humans: from Paleolithic to Antiquity. Part IV Paleolinguistics honey, bee, licking Of bees and languages: from Paleolithic to Antiquity.
This article must be considered together with The word earth in world languages shows deep ancient connections I had identified the original homeland of the ETruscans as Northwest Iran-Southeast Turkey and indicated that the people known as Turukku/Turuk were the Etruscans, Turks migrating with Indo-Europeans. I had suggested that Tyrrhenians were the Etruscans like some other scholars. MOreover, I had established that they were already in Greece during the Mycenaean period. For more info on the Etruscan Origins
The term 'Pelasgian' (Pelasgoi) was used by the Classical Greeks to denote pre-Hellenic peoples in Greece. Their identity has been one of the long standing mysteries of Greek and world history.
Homer used Akhaioí, "the Achaeans", or Danaoi, "Danaans", or Argeoi "Argives", as collective names for Greeks; Panhellenes and Hellenes only once each.
In May 2017, a genetic study established that the founders of Ancient Greece migrated from Anatolia and had Caucasian and Iran related ancestry. It also revealed the existence of people from Siberia / the Eurasian Steppe among ancient Mycenaean Greeks (1700-1200BC). For more info how this study fits archaeological, mythological and linguistic information please see: Sumerian, Ugur (HUrrian), Hatti, Siberian / Steppe, Anatolian Indo-European founders of Ancient Minoan, Mycenaean and Classical Greece
Achaeans were associated with the Ahhiyawa and we have received the genetic confirmation.
Danaoi (Danauğ) were the people from Adana an ancient city near ancient Antioch.
For the Pelasgians we need to dig deeper.
The name Malatya is at least 4000 years old. The name of the city comes from the nearby ancient city located in SoUtheast Turkey. The kurgan of Arslantepe which is located at only 7 kilometers from Malatya, includes a 4th millenium BC palace and dates back to about 5000 BC. The first mention of the name of the city as "Melitae", is from Kultepe tablets, an Assyrian colony in central Anatolia/Turkey dating back to 2000 BC. This name did not change until today. It was known as "Malitija" to the Hittites in around 1400 BC, and Melitene to the Ancient Greeks.
In Hittite, the word "melit" means honey as we have already seen. Czech linguist Bedrich Hrozny had thought the same and said that the city's name comes from "honey" (melit).
Genetic studies done on human remains found in the burial site of Arslantepe, have revealed that the Bronze and Iron Age data establishes genetic continuity of people with Caucasus and Iran related ancestry in the region.
Moreover, Malatya is a site on the westernbound migration path of the Turukkus who were living around the Lake Urmia basin. Haji Firuz archaeological site in Northwest Iran just across the Turkish-Iran border is from Urmia basin.
German professor Karen Radner's work on Subria revealed a very important piece of information in the article Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Musasir, Kumme, Ukku (Modern Hakkari) and Subria - The Buffer States Between Assyria and Urartu / And the Related Map showing Subria, Ukku, Kumme, Musasir
"In Qalaychi (‘Bukan stele’) south of Lake Urmia, Musasir’s deity Haldi is invoked as hldy zy bs/z‘tr ‘Haldi of BS/Z‘TR"
This very short info regarding the name of Musasir actually reveals a very important linguistic information.
We see two important linguistic correspondance: M - B and S -T. The latter T>s is extremely frequent and well known in Ancient Near East. But the former m- b is a new information from about 3000 years ago.
Where do we find this correpsondance? Latin Mel to Turkish Bal both mean honey. Moreover Turkish dialects in Eurasia overwhelmingly use Bal over Mel.
This process called denasalisation (m> b) is a rare phenomenon observed mainly in Turkish but to a much lesser extent also in Korea and China too.
In Turkish it was so critical that the pronoun "I" which was "men" changed to "ben". However, this did not effect all Turkish dialects, In Turkey "ben" is used and in the closest Turkic country to Turkey, Azerbaycan located along the Caspian sea, they use "men".
Now comes an important information about the Pelasgians from Amanda Laoupi: The Pelasgian Spiritual Substratum of the Bronze Age Mediterranean and the circum-Pontic world:
"Another clue that links the female characteristics in cults and in ceremonies was the central conception of bees and apiculture held in prehistoric societies (wherever the Pelasgian substartum was strong)."
The article by Amanda Loupi is definitely worth a read and contains important info about the Pelasgians. Just like among Etruscans in Pelasgian society too women was equal to men with respect to law.
Now we are ready to establish the identity of the Pelasgian!
Pelas or Balas corresponds to Malas. And t>s transformation is found in the Near East. Malas becomes Malat hence ancient Melidae, or modern Malatya. Note that Pelasgoi perfectly matches Malatya with the "goi" sound in Pelasgoi and "ya" sound in Malatya.
As you can see the name relates to Malatya, but in fact it may not be Malatya proper but the region around it: from lake Urmia, Iran to Malatya southeast Turkey.
It was long known that Turkish and Latin pronouns were very close, as well as some words and suffixes thanks to a short paper by Vecihe Hatiboglu. This info and much more can be found in Etymology of the word "clan", Irish oglach, Greek Augeas, Etruscan clan
In Etruscan mythology and archaeology I had suggested the relief of Tarhunpiyas as additional evidence of the original homeland of the Etruscans. Another interesting info comes from Louvre's website: it can be related to the wooden stools covered in metal of similar date, discovered at Gordion in Phrygia. Consider this together with the Etruscan - Phyrigia connection as explained by Beekes, who had made some mistakes but overall has very important remarks. There are also Graeco-Phyrigian similarities.
And the name Piyas would be Midas with the above transformations. (Side note: B corresponds to P)
This m-b correspondance can also be seen in Old Irish character "mb". This supports Turkish-Latin-Irish connection I had established in linguistics.
I had already shown that "Ar" in Artemis, Aristaeus and Aristo was the Turkish Arı (bee/pure).
The Pelasgians migrated from Malatya or the region around it hence they were named Pelasgian. J
This concludes another world's first: Identity of Pelasgians, Etruscans and Midas.
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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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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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