Mysteries :  The Official GrahamHancock.com forums
For serious discussion of the controversies, approaches and enigmas surrounding the origins and development of the human species and of human civilization. (NB: for more ‘out there’ posts we point you in the direction of the ‘Paranormal & Supernatural’ Message Board). 
Welcome! Log InRegister
Cintia, depois que eu leio suas mensagens, eu suponho que você é um brasileira. Eu nunca estive lá, mas eu espero visitar logo seu país bonito!

I do have some comments to your posts.

I have never been to Giza, but I have visited Chichen Itza. My wife and I have two passions -- archaeology and scuba diving -- so we try to go to places where we can do both at the same time!

You are right, it is a lovely place, but I have not heard the sounds you mention. Perhaps it is because you need a certain wind to make the sounds.

You say: “I do not agree because here we are talking about this great subject and the language here in Brazil is Portuguese. English and Portuguese are languages totally differents.”

But that is not true. My language is Germanic, because its structure is like German, and our grammar is based the same way. But almost half of our words come from Latin and Greek, and Latin is the direct ancestor of Portuguese. Look at how some of our words that have to do with building and farming are similar:

Your word for “agriculture” is “agricultura”.
Your word for “stone” is “pedra”. In English, the study of a particular kind of stone is “petrology”. The oil that comes from the stone is called “petroleum” Both the Portuguese and the English words have the same ancestor, which is in Latin.
Your word for "hard" is "duramente". One of our words for "hard" is "durable"

But even Germanic and Romance languages, although they are different, are still related, because they have a common ancestor that goes back maybe six or seven thousand years, called “Indo-European”. As a matter of fact, Indo-European is the ancestor of all the languages in Europe, including Russia (except for Basque, spoken in the Pyrenees); and the language or Iran, Turkey, and part of India.

The relationship among some of these languages is close like Sapanish and Portuguese, Swedish and Norwegian, etc. Some of the relationshipa are not very close. You must be a trained linguist to be able to see how words in Persian, Turkish, Portuguese, and Swedish are related, because changes have happened over the years as those languages spread apart. However, if you understand those changes, you can trace many words in all those languages back to a common ancestor.

But there is no common ancestor for Dutch and Xhosa in Africa, even though the Dutch were among the first Europeans in that area. There is no common ancestor for Portuguese and Japanese, even though the Portuguese were among the first Europeans in that area.

And, as far as I know, there is no common ancestor -- or even any “root words” in common -- between any of the native languages in North and South America and any of the languages in either Asia, Africa, or Europe.

And that is what I am trying to find out. If there were some sort of trade or other relationship between prehistoric cultures in Mesoamerica and dynastic Egypt, I would think there would be some shared words that linguists could trace. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that many linguists have tried to search for these similarities. I really wish they did, because I am not a paleo-linguist and I need all the help I can get!



"Given any kind of real choice as children, we'd all be Christians because they have hot dogs with mustard and pickle-relish."

Options: ReplyQuote


Subject Views Written By Posted
Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 342 Duncan Kunz 29-Nov-06 13:07
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 192 Cintia Panizza 29-Nov-06 13:30
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 177 Duncan Kunz 29-Nov-06 16:32
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 185 Citizen Attorney 29-Nov-06 14:58
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 193 Duncan Kunz 29-Nov-06 16:36
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 187 Me 30-Nov-06 01:03
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 208 Duncan Kunz 30-Nov-06 05:26
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 226 Cintia Panizza 30-Nov-06 13:56
For Cintia 211 Duncan Kunz 30-Nov-06 18:11
For Duncan 184 Cintia Panizza 02-Dec-06 13:20
Read with a mirror ... previous post on GHB 185 W_C_Sally 03-Dec-06 08:23
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 221 Katherine 05-Dec-06 17:04
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 208 Cintia Panizza 30-Nov-06 17:32
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 189 Cintia Panizza 30-Nov-06 13:27
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 198 Laird Scranton 30-Nov-06 22:39
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 198 Me 30-Nov-06 23:51
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 165 Laird Scranton 01-Dec-06 00:15
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 189 mephisto 03-Dec-06 08:32
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 189 Katherine 05-Dec-06 17:27
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 221 Merrell 05-Dec-06 14:52
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 190 Ian Alex Blease 04-Dec-06 00:09
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 166 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 16:36
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 148 Katherine 05-Dec-06 17:14
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 188 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 18:35
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 279 Merrell 05-Dec-06 18:47
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 206 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 19:33
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 149 Katherine 05-Dec-06 19:48
Transcript 172 Katherine 05-Dec-06 19:57
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 233 Merrell 05-Dec-06 20:25
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 176 Katherine 05-Dec-06 20:34
For Kat 164 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 18:38
Re: For Kat 165 Katherine 05-Dec-06 18:43
Cintiapanizza 275 Katherine 05-Dec-06 19:29
For Kat and Merrel 215 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 12:33
Re: For Kat and Merrel 204 Katherine 06-Dec-06 15:10
Re: For Kat and Merrel 252 Merrell 06-Dec-06 15:55
Re: For Kat and Merrel 221 Merrell 07-Dec-06 11:55
Re: For Kat and Merrel 216 Me 07-Dec-06 23:55
Re: For Kat and Merrel 587 Katherine 08-Dec-06 00:25
Re: For Kat and Merrel 208 Laird Scranton 08-Dec-06 04:21
Re: For Kat and Merrel 232 Katherine 08-Dec-06 05:07
Re: For Kat and Merrel 252 Laird Scranton 08-Dec-06 15:55
Re: For Kat and Merrel 249 Merrell 08-Dec-06 14:53
Re: For Kat and Merrel 219 Laird Scranton 08-Dec-06 16:10
Re: For Kat and Merrel 229 Merrell 08-Dec-06 18:27
Re: For Kat and Merrel 211 Laird Scranton 08-Dec-06 22:34
Re: For Kat and Merrel 206 Me 08-Dec-06 23:55
Re: For Kat and Merrel 210 Laird Scranton 09-Dec-06 00:01
Re: For Kat and Merrel 193 Laird Scranton 09-Dec-06 15:51
Re: For Kat and Merrel 296 Merrell 09-Dec-06 21:00
Re: For Kat and Merrel 186 Laird Scranton 09-Dec-06 23:58
Re: For Kat and Merrel 269 Laird Scranton 10-Dec-06 15:47
Re: For Kat and Merrel 225 Merrell 10-Dec-06 16:33
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 223 Raja 06-Dec-06 12:49
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 144 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 13:03
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 199 Raja 06-Dec-06 13:13
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 221 Raja 06-Dec-06 13:19
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 197 Katherine 06-Dec-06 15:17
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 201 Raja 06-Dec-06 17:26
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 199 Katherine 06-Dec-06 17:34
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 204 Katherine 06-Dec-06 15:13
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 159 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 17:11
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 206 Katherine 06-Dec-06 17:33
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 167 Raja 06-Dec-06 17:34
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 199 Katherine 06-Dec-06 17:41
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 157 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 21:17
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 197 Katherine 06-Dec-06 21:25
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 180 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 21:45
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 213 Katherine 06-Dec-06 22:15
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 196 Cintia Panizza 07-Dec-06 14:01
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 191 Raja 01-Dec-06 06:40
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 225 Lee McGiffen 03-Dec-06 11:38
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 199 foton 05-Dec-06 11:30
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 193 Me 06-Dec-06 00:10
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 233 Merrell 05-Dec-06 13:13
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 221 P Mac 03-Dec-06 13:50
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 216 Bobajot 03-Dec-06 23:09
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 175 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 16:40
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 191 Bobajot 06-Dec-06 23:30
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 222 Cintia Panizza 07-Dec-06 14:08


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.