|Wed 20 Apr 2011 00:05 Alan "A.J." Campbell From: USA Boothbay|
I have read several of your articles plus those of others torn apart by you in order to make your case. However, I will ask but one question-- If all the ancient steppe people you claim spoke Turkic actually did speak Turkic, then how did the Indo-European languages spread to completely surround these so-called Turkic speakers?
Anxiously waiting your reply,
A.J. Campbell |
Dear Mr. A.J. Campbell, thank you for visiting our site, and your curiosity. I do not have an answer for you in a Twitter format, but your first name, Alan, was inherited from Alans that defended Britannia from Scotts in the 4th c. AD, or from the Alans that took Breton Amorica in the 5th c. AD. Alans spoke Horesmian/Turkic language, evinced by the Horesmian Biruni, and Horesmian (sorry for undistorted spelling) was a dialect of Pashto, as said W.B.Henning, a greatest authority on Horesmian. So, you carry a Turkic-descendent first name apparently without suspecting it. As one poet said, "I did not even suspect that all my life I spoke prose". On your last name, Campbell, it is a Gaelic name, from Gaelic cam(b-silent) ~ crooked, Turkic carp ~ crooked, I leave it up to you to think how the Gaels and Saxons learned the Turkic word minus palatization. You also need to discover that both stems of Boothbay do not have IE roots, they are borrowings from non-Indo-European languages. Being yourself flush with non-Indo-European background, and living in non-Indo-European-named place, your question is somewhat sarcastic. Note that languge is not people, Nigerians speaking French still are not Celts, Chinese speaking English still are not Anglo-Saxons, and the language that you are speaking underwent Indo-Europeanization, Latinization, and then Romanciation long before you were born, and you are typing on a keyboard that rests on non-Indo-European Algonquian terrain. We will not berate the Algonquians just because we stole their land and decimated their people, will we? In your case, the Indo-Europeanism has a thickness of veneer, since Gaelic survived to present, and allowing Indo-Europeanization to start in Europe at 1000 BC, the statistical thickness of your veneer is ~1,500 years. Sorry that I couldn't answer your question. Norm |