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Roots of Latin & Latin influenced languages = Assyrian ?

Cascade

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Etain said:
Interesting theory. It's possible there's a connection but the afro-asiatic languages originated far away from where indo-european did. I can't think of a migration route that would make sense. Indo-European likely originated in modern day Ukraine.
Afro-Asiatic languages originated in eastern Africa. They then spread to north Africa and out to western Asia. Maybe AA eventually reached the Caucasus and eastern Europe, and then perhaps proto Indo-European started to diverge from it?

Indo European, Turkic and Uralic languages didn't come out of thin air. They all probably some how diverged from Afro-Asiatic, or at least share a "common ancestor" with AA.
 

Cascade

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I noticed our verbs/prepositions are identical to those in English, except they have 'switched' meanings.

We (Assyrian as in "we spy" - "be good")
In (Assyrian as in "in azen" - "if I go")
Be (Assyrian as in "be idee" - "with my hand")
It (Assyrian as in "heh, it" - "yes, there is")
 

mrzurnaci

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Cascade said:
I noticed our verbs/prepositions are identical to those in English, except they have 'switched' meanings.

We (Assyrian as in "we spy" - "be good")
In (Assyrian as in "in azen" - "if I go")
Be (Assyrian as in "be idee" - "with my hand")
It (Assyrian as in "heh, it" - "yes, there is")
"we" - ܗܘܝ - 'h-w-y'
"I go" is actually "(a)zelee"
"it" actually means existence so you're really saying "yes, it exists"
look at http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%DC%90%DC%9D%DC%AC%DC%98%DC%AC%DC%90
 

Cascade

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mrzurnaci said:
"we" - ??? - 'h-w-y'
"I go" is actually "(a)zelee"
"it" actually means existence so you're really saying "yes, it exists"
look at http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%DC%90%DC%9D%DC%AC%DC%98%DC%AC%DC%90
"I go" in my dialect is "b'azen" or "khashen". Of course, this would differ in other dialects, such as Tyari and Jelu ones.

I know "it" means existence. That's what my previous post exemplified.

What about "in"? The "if" in our language. What is its root?
 

mrzurnaci

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Cascade said:
"I go" in my dialect is "b'azen" or "khashen". Of course, this would differ in other dialects, such as Tyari and Jelu ones.

I know "it" means existence. That's what my previous post exemplified.

What about "in"? The "if" in our language. What is its root?
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:proto-Semitic/%C5%A1im

Proto-Semitic
Conjunction

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