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28 Apr 2017: Lithub - Ancient astronaut Aryans: On the far right obsession with Indo-Europeans

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:39 am
by cquiles
From the article Ancient astronaut Aryans: On the far right obsession with Indo-Europeans. The bizarre pseudo-historical belief system behind white nationalism, by Ramon Glazov:
Although half the world’s people speak languages descended from theirs, we have no surviving samples of Proto-Indo-European. This has not stopped us from looking: since the 19th century, linguists have tried to reconstruct the ancient tongue by comparing and analyzing its daughter languages. A few online geeks have even created “Modern Indo-European” for daily conversation. I have saved onto my computer a wonderful “practical course” developed by an Italian physicist in his spare time. (In case you are wondering, the Modern Indo-European for “telephone” is “qelibhanom,” while “An esti wifi ghostiljoi?” means “Is there wi-fi in this hotel?”)

http://lithub.com/ancient-astronaut-ary ... europeans/