Originally posted by Teeky
Interesting. I have read before that Vikings and Africans could have been here first also. The history of the Americas are a mystery, but so is ancient history as a whole. I pray that one day we will know the truth.
Originally posted by TruthTellist
reply to post by pieman
I already apologized for daring to mention it a couple of posts ago. I'll say it again: I'm sorry I pointed out the phonetic similarities. I won't do it anymore...
St Brendan sailed from Ireland, where everyone was predominately named 'Mc' or 'Mac' and whose culture was traditionally heavily influenced by Matriarchal hierarchies.
So.... Saint Brendan had sailed from a country of Mc's and Mac's, only to find another matriarchal culture who called themselves the Mic Mak,
"In 1847, midway through the Irish famine, a group of Choctaws collected $710 and sent it to help starving Irish men, women and children."
During the worst days of the Great Irish Famine of 1845-1852, when a million Irish died and another million or so fled to foreign lands like the United States, the Choctaw Indians gathered in Scullyville and raised $170 for an Irish relief fund. An account from the time recorded that "traders, missionaries, and (Indian) agency officials contributed, but the greater part of the money was supplied by the Indians themselves.”
The donation has long endeared the Irish to the Choctaw. In 1995, Irish President Mary Robinson visited the Choctaw Nation to formally offer Ireland's gratitude. In turn, members of the Choctaw Nation have visited Ireland, where they have participated in the annual "famine walk” organized by AFRI (Action from Ireland), an Irish organization that advocates for social justice around the world. Gary White Deer, an artist who lives in Ada, has been to Ireland more than a dozen times to participate in the walk and other activities.
Originally posted by TruthTellist
I guess there is no point in mentioning that although they allied themselves with the French against the English, they Allowed Irish missionaries and traders into their society - which led to their majority converting to Roman Catholicism and assimiliating of English/Irish culture.
This greatly enhanced their ability to negotiate with Great Britain, as they could read and write the language as well as the English could and had an almost parliamentary type system of governance, which earned them respect and aided treaty ratification as their representatives spoke with the authority of their Nation and who represented them via democratic processes.
Originally posted by asmeone2
You come up with some interesting threads! I love this one about language.
Let me ask you this. Do you know how similar are the NA/Celtic language in terms of subject/object/verb arrangement?
In the method of verb conjugation?
In the pronoun and verb cases (that is, past, present, future, or formal/informal/vulgar)
Do the languages display a similar system of giving object gender?
(Since you did the research I'll assume you're educated enough that you don't need example, but let me know if you do.)
Coincidences of word meaning can happen, but if your research indicates a high correlation of similar words, and a similar structure of the language, then you're really on to something.
I look forward to hearing more of this!
[edit on 23-10-2008 by asmeone2]