hand: The Palaeolinguistic Connection

     

    By Gabor Z. Bodroghy, ©1998

    hat is Palaeolinguistics?
    An observational language science which studies the prehistorical phenomenon of the human speech. But how is this possible? Archaeology can study prehistorical appearances of the human life because there are material remains of the artefacts which give clues of the past times. But how can we possibly know anything about the human speech, when there is no writing existing from that old period of time and there are no material remains which could preserve the clues about the early languages? This question is somehow similar to the problem of astronomy: how can we study objects which are so far away from us? Well, the problem is only in our view how to gather information. The matter of fact is that there are ample remains in our modern languages from the early distant times, the problem is only how to extract this information. All modern languages developed from their predecessors in historical times, and they developed from their predecessors in prehistorical times. There was a continuity in this process, similar to every evolutionary process in the nature. Methods of studying these processes of changes and mutations and collecting information by using logical rules are the subject of Palaeolinguistics.

Topics

    • Palaeolinguistics: definition, methods and examples
    • The Origins of the Hungarian Language
    • The Hungarian Root Directory
    • Historical linguistics: the Old Hungarian
    • The Ancient Hungarian Runic: The Rovás
    • The Etruscan Liber Linteus

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