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Old 06-27-2009, 09:26 AM   #107
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Genetic and linguistic evidence are defining a chronology detailing the amalgamation of indigenous populations with migrating populations originating from North Africa and the Middle East along the southern fringes of Southeastern Europe. Lexical adoption can entail semantic transformations that, I believe, can be used to reconstruct the indigenous linguistic stratum without the use of Thracian artifacts, as the Achaean civilizations, because they left a linguistic record that can be dated, can be used to support the relative dating of words that must have been in use between two distant regions existing along the periphery of Trakia.

A well known example would be the relationship between ‘oditsi’ and ‘odysessy’. The contemporary Macedonian word continues to preserve a more basic meaning, in this case, to walk away, to depart, than its creole counterpart, which came to represent a long voyage. While the Sarmatian cognates to the north have been more thoroughly studied, demonstrating point C, thus providing a plausible hypothetical form for point B between C and A (Achaea), the Basque word ‘Ibilaldi’, when compared to ‘odi’, the root of ‘oditsi’, may be of greater importance in the long run. ‘alde egin’ means to walk away in the Basque language, demonstrating the phenomenon of agglutination, the joining together of two different words to make one word. ‘awl’ is ‘oh’ pronounced backwards in a sense. ‘oh’ is more mechanically conservative, possibly indicating adoption. Indigenous Iberian populations who originated in Illyria are currently regarded by geneticists as having inhabited the region for around 9,000 years or so. There are now two independent relative dates that can be used to frame these similarities from three different regions in Europe and three different languages.

It may be the biological descendents of the ancient Thracians who ultimately hold the key as to what word their ancestors used for departing. The challenge for Victorian theorists now is to provide evidence demonstrating linguistic discontinuity between points A, C and D that does not contradict Europe’s genetic and archeological records. To the best of my knowledge, the M17 genetic marker has not been found to any significant extent among the Basques of Western Europe. There is a reason why Alinei believes Indo-European toponyms are older in Iberia than Basque toponyms. Is there a connection between R1b populations in the Republic of Hellas, R1b populations the Basque country and R1b populations in the Caucus region? What should we make of Caucasian linguistic elements that remain in use in the Albanian language? It would be interesting to research whether or not Grecophone Albanians contributed anything from the Caucasian languages to the resurrected APMC that could be isolated from its pre-Modern stages.
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