Illyrians and Albanians

In my post called “The Movements and Expansions of Indo-European Language Groups” – https://vellaunos.ca/2021/03/24/the-movements-and-expansions-of-indo-european-language-groups/ , I suggested that there was an Italo-Illyric group of languages that included the Italic languages (such as Latin, Oscan, Umbrian, etc.) and the Illyrian languages. I have since developed the view that the Illyrian languages were not only not closelyContinue reading “Illyrians and Albanians”

Samain and Samonios

Much confusion reigns regarding the origin of the name of the day called Samhain (traditionally November 1st) in Irish. The Irish name Samhain comes from the Old Irish Samain, which in turn would have developed from Proto-Celtic *Samanis, which in turn reflects a possible Proto-Indo-European *Som-h2nis, this being an o-grade derivative of *sem– ‘single’. GermanicContinue reading “Samain and Samonios”

The Non-Indo-European Hittites

Wherever the Hittites and their Anatolian relations are discussed, the claim that they were Indo-European peoples is always stated quite matter-of-factly. This claim is based exclusively on the fact that the Anatolian languages had some vocabulary and grammatical forms which were evidently related to Proto-Indo-European in some way. But apart from this apparent Indo-European componentContinue reading “The Non-Indo-European Hittites”

The Reflexes of Proto-Indo-European h1ensus / h1onsus and h1onsuros

Proto-Indo-European *h1ensus / *h1onsus (i.e. *hensus / *honsus) Proto-Indo-European *h1onsu-ros (i.e.*honsu-ros) Sanskrit asu ‘life, vigor, vital force, breath’ Sanskrit asura ‘supernatural’ [The Asuras were originally primordial forces of Nature in Vedic mythology, not unlike the Titans of Greek mythology, but generally tended to be regarded as evil in later Hindu mythology in opposition to theContinue reading “The Reflexes of Proto-Indo-European h1ensus / h1onsus and h1onsuros”

A Cladogram of Simiinae

Below is a cladogram of the Primate subfamily which is currently called Homininae but which I prefer to call Simiinae. See my previous post relating to that: https://vellaunos.ca/2021/10/11/replacing-the-homin-stem-in-primate-taxonomy/ The cladogram attempts to show the evolutionary relationships between gorillas (genus Gorilla), chimpanzees and bonobos (genus Pan), and human beings (genus Homo). It also suggests approximate timesContinue reading “A Cladogram of Simiinae”

Replacing the Homin- Stem in Primate Taxonomy

Before the 1990’s, human beings and the great apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orangutans) were usually classified in two separate taxonomic families: Hominidae and Pongidae (respectively). But as the very close genetic relationship between human beings and the great apes became apparent, it was generally agreed that they should all be classified in one singleContinue reading “Replacing the Homin- Stem in Primate Taxonomy”

Ancient Egypt: Black or White?

The racial composition of Ancient Egypt has been the subject of considerable debate for several decades. Two radically opposed groups have actively participated in this debate: the “Egypt was white” group and the “Egypt was black” group. On the “Egypt was white” side, we find Arthur Kemp, an important contributor to pro-white activism. His epicContinue reading “Ancient Egypt: Black or White?”

Woks Teuteko

In one of my posts called “Sa Frenkish Spraaka“, I mentioned that I had worked on a conlang derived directly from Proto-Indo-European. I hereby present what I have so far – see the PDF below. I am calling this conlang Woks Teuteko “Tribal Language”. [May 3, 2022 : It has recently occurred to me thatContinue reading “Woks Teuteko”

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