1 Jan 2007

Lingua Files

All of the following shared files will remain a work in progress and should be considered as such by the reader. I recognize the fact that all knowledge is in the end a "work in progress", therefore no idea is too sacred to alter or eliminate if Logic permits. All that matters in the pursuit of knowledge is Logic and the strength of the logical arguments in support of one's theories and hypotheses. I openly devote myself to a neverending search for new data to either strengthen my current conclusions or to eliminate any that prove to be unfounded.


Indo-European numerals (01 May 2010)

Indo-European verb (01 May 2010)

A revisal of the Indo-European sound inventory (7 April 2010)
Since the PIE sound system is at serious odds with modern phonology, my new system helps explain, among other things, its absence of
*b, the true nature of vowel colouring and a fresh approach to Satem Shift.
Diachronic development from Indo-Aegean to Indo-European
(07 October 2010)
The current state of my theory on Pre-Proto-Indo-European between the prehistoric period of 7000 and 4000 BCE.

Semitic loans in PIE (20 October 2008)
My pdf of possible loans from Proto-Semitic into Pre-Proto-Indo-European. This work is based on the premise that a prestage of Indo-European was in contact during the Neolithic period with Proto-Semitic to explain the source of widely recognized loans in PIE, such as the word for 'seven'. The nature of the loans (ie. three numbers, a reflexive pronoun) further suggest to me that the linguistic contact was rather intensive, similar to Norse contact with Anglo-Saxons, for example.

PIE Wave Theory
A conceptual experiment concerning "moving isogloss maps". This is meant to show an ever-changing linguistic landscape tracking early Indo-European, surrounding languages as well as conjectural "para-dialects" before 4000 BCE.


Online Etruscan-English dictionary

After being sick and tired of hokey translations, I took up the academic challenge and created my very own Etruscan dictionary applet in Flash. I continuously update this applet as I research into this ancient language and its inscriptions further.

Etruscan grammar [pdf] (04 Oct 2011)
A concise grammatical sketch of the Etruscan language. It should also be instructive for the near-identical Lemnian dialect as well as for Rhaetic.