In Search of the Indo-Europeans
This book is a compilation of all previous
comparative linguistics, edited by the author to reflect his opinion on the matter
and what he presents as the most up-to-date conclusions (1980's).
by J.P. Mallory
Review by Hringari Óðinssen
Mallory does, to his credit, dismiss many
of the antiquated theories on the 'migration age' by illustrating their views
and then pointing out their weaknesses. He also gives a good tight explanation
of 'Proto-Indo-European', which is an entirely manufactured language based wholly
on conjecture. PIE is based on what have been determined to be common root forms
found throughout the southern European basin, including constructed languages
dating back to the Hittite, and spanning from Cairo, across the Tigrus valley,
to Delhi and up the steppes. In fact, there are very few entirely unrelated languages
on the planet, Chinese being one example.
Various diagrams of overlapping root forms
are presented, pointing out isoglosses and stems that may either coincide or vary
according to the known phonology of the language family in question.
I personally feel that all this goes to prove
that mankind as a whole is endowed by the gods with specific wave patterns that
are in fact the actual vibrational forms of the objective manifestation, and the
manner in which these are expressed are entirely dependent upon the paradigm of
the tribe involved. For example, the object 'horse' has a specific wave pattern
inherent to it. This pattern is expressed at the base level with a specific sound.
This sound is an audible expression of the object. In reality it is the object.
What are factors involved in the tribal distinctions/language
variations and therefore the varying expression of the base sounds? Perhaps the
gods inherent in the that particular tribe. They are the 'archtypal' patterns
of the tribe's paradigm, therefore they are the structure of the filters through
which each tribe expresses itself audibly....
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