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Originally posted by SpookyVince
According to lots of research, the Hungarian language (Magyar) has no root in Latin, Slavic, Persian, Arabic and no other known language. It is simply unique.
Anyone with ideas/infos on this? Some stories (sorry, no links at the moment, I'll post if I find some) claim that the origin of the hungarian people and language is to be sought in a lost UFO that landed on earth ages ago...
Curiously a lot of big scientific minds came out of Hungary: Nikola Tesla, John von Neumann, Edward Teller, Theodore von Kármán... Lots of others.
Especially hungarians (if any reading this?)are welcome to comment as they are probably more keen to know any legend/stories/facts that come with this...
Originally posted by IKnowNothing
I believe that the Korean (maybe Japanese as well) language doesn't have a root language, or atleast not a branch system that I've seen that has placed it anywhere.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Tracing the origin of encient languages is no easy task. The most widely kept view regarding the origin of the Hungarian (Magyar) language is of Sumerian connection, indicated by the almost identical grammar of the two languages.
The sudden appearance of the non-Semythic Sumerians in Mesopotamia is as mysterious, as the non indo-europian Hungarians forceful appearance in the centre of Europe.
Other evidence of strong connection between Sumerians and Hungarians is their identical cuneiform writing.
Originally posted by The Vagabond
google "linguistics" and you'll quickly find a grouping of families and included languages, often with a list of unique languages. Basque is unique, and there are a couple of others.
I good explanation for these languages is independent development, but what interests me is that there aren't any off-shoots, only a sinlge language from that family. To me, it suggests that they are the last survivors of a lost linguistic family- which by whatever means (natural disaster for example) has been thoroughly destroyed.
Originally posted by devmim
The ancestors of the Hungarian can be tracked back to the ancient Hun and other peoples who once lived in the north of China. There are some evidences in China. In the Gansu province of China the people of Yugu nationality have their own folk songs very consistent with the Hungarian in the respects of rhythm, scale, content etc. Perhaps, this is the origin of the Hungarian language.
Originally posted by kinslayer
when i was in korea we learned that the korean language was created by a bunch of scholars for simplicity reasons and has some similarities to finnish. Not sure why or how they managed that but that was what they tought us in our class to help alleviate culture shock