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
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 K�rm�n... Lots of
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
Nikola Tesla was not Hungarian:
Nikola Tesla (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Тесла) (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was an inventor and a mechanical and electrical engineer.
Tesla was born in the village of Smiljan near the town of Gospić, in Croatia (then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire). He was an ethnic Serb
subject of the Austrian Empire and later became an American citizen.
John von Neumann was from a Jewish ethnical background:
The eldest of three brothers, von Neumann was born Neumann János Lajos (in Hungarian the family name comes first) in Budapest, Hungary, to a wealthy
non-practicing Jewish family. His father was Neumann Miksa (Max Neumann), a lawyer who worked in a bank. His mother was Kann Margit (Margaret Kann).
Von Neumann's ancestors had originally immigrated to Hungary from Russia.
Edward Teller was a Jew, born in Hungary:
Teller was born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary) to a Jewish family.
Theodore von Kármán was another Jew, born in Hungary too:
Von Kármán was born into a Jewish family at Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Kármán Tódor. One of his ancestors was Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel.
As you can see now, Hungarians, as well as Jews are as terrestrial as the rest of us.
Perhaps we could find more Jews among the list of Hungarian noble prize winners, but that would not come as a surprise to me.
I am not Hungarian (and not Jew either), but I live in Hungary, and here Hungarians often claim that even Gene Simmons (bass player from KISS) is
Simmons was born in Haifa, Israel, and immigrated to New York City at the age of eight, with his mother Florence Klein—a Jewish Hungarian immigrant.
Florence and her brother, Larry Klein, were the only two members of her family to survive the Holocaust. His father, Feri Witz, did not accompany them
to the U.S. When Simmons was young, his mother's long absences while working two jobs in order to make ends meet left emotional scars that gave him a
strong desire for wealth. After arriving in the U.S., he took the name Eugene Klein (later Gene Klein), Klein being his mother's maiden name. In the
late 1960s, he changed his name to Gene Simmons.
Do not let yourself to get confused, Hungarians are really nice people who love a lot their cultural heritage.
The language is strange, and I even heard once that someone claimed it could be linked it to "the mayas" because in Hungarian, the word Hungarian is
Does it make sense to you?, be my guest... :-)
Hungarian language does not belong to the Indo-European Family of languages, Finnish and Estonian are its closest European relatives, but they can not
In Spain for example you can find the Basque Country, they also have a strange language that is unrelated to the Indo-European linguistic Family.
However I doubt there could be an alien origin behind the "Euskera"-speakers either.