Mother of Sanskrit and related languages was spoken by Turkish farmers, says new study – The Times of India


NEW DELHI: Ma (Hindi), mater (Latin), mutter (German), mere (French), madre (Spanish), madar (Persian), matka (Polish) – these are words from different languages but they all mean ‘mother’. There are many words like that common to languages from Iceland to Sri Lanka, including many (but not all) Indian languages. All these languages – about 494 in all – are clubbed together to make the Indo-European family of languages. Scientists believe that they must have had a common origin.

But where? A study published in today’s Science magazine puts forward evidence that they originated in a language spoken in Anatolia, part of modern Turkey, 8000 to 9500 years ago. The language spread and changed over the millennia and exists today in these different forms.

via Mother of Sanskrit and related languages was spoken by Turkish farmers, says new study – The Times of India.

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I am an independent researcher and blogger interested in everything under the sun, but more so in the philosophy and history of education and education reform generally, and specifically in the so-called post colonial contexts

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