Re: Is Magyar/Hungarian really Uralic?
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 14, 2002, 6:03|
While we're bing essential:
American English is essentially a foreign language pretending to be English.
From an English guy called Ian, somewhat adapted.
Danny Wier wrote:
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>Hungarian is essentially a Uralic language that went on a trip around the
>world and still managed to remain fundamentally a Uralic language.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Frank George Valoczy" <valoczy@...>
>To: "Danny Wier" <dawier@...>
>Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 5:39 PM
>Subject: Re: Is Magyar/Hungarian really Uralic?
> > On Mon, 13 May 2002, Danny Wier wrote:
> > > http://tmajlath.tripod.com/index.html
> > >
> > > Not too long ago we were discussing proto-languages, Nostratic, and
> > > links between English, Chinese and Quechua or what not. I found this
> > > that *specualtes* on the true origin of much of Hungarian's vocabulary
> > > doesn't claim that Hungarian is the mother of all languages, and it
> > > come with an appropriate disclaimer). Mostly Indo-European and Altaic
> > > cited, as is a lot of Sumerian, but a few words from Sino-Tibetan and
> > > Quechua (!) also appear.
> > >
> > Ah, the "Hungarian is Sumerian" debate rears its ugly head again. Most
> > what I've read on the subject is rather superficial - there is only one
> > book which can be considered as having any real value (IMO its value
> > in disproving the theory).