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spongetaro
29-10-12, 22:51
I've found this interesting video of a recronstructed speech in proto IE.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ-Ru9djdmU&feature=channel&list=UL


Does it sound like anything living language to you?

Yetos
30-10-12, 01:06
well no matter my pre-cautions, I Think the colour of the speaker sends as to a mixed accent,
a Good question is the syntax is after W Europe or after Sanshqrit
I mean SVO or OVS

ElHorsto
30-10-12, 03:28
I've found this interesting video of a recronstructed speech in proto IE.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ-Ru9djdmU&feature=channel&list=UL


Does it sound like anything living language to you?

Possibly:

words:

'Werunom' - something like latin declination of Werunos ?
'e est' - sounds like latin est ?
'moe' - like slavic for 'mine' ?
'sunum' - declination of a similar word like son ?
'pathe(r?)' obviously father

possible sentences:

"to rekis e est" - "a king (rex) once was" ? - "there once was a king" ???
"kelukhi moe, pathé werunae!" - "hear mine, father werunos!"
"uell mi sunum" - "want me son" ? - I want a son ?

Some could be utter nonsense though.
It was spoken with english pronounciation I guess.

spongetaro
30-10-12, 10:12
It was spoken with english pronounciation I guess.



The guy tried at least to do it in accordance with sound laws, as shown in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jlcV7DYL3o&feature=plcp

Dagne
31-10-12, 07:17
The rhythm of this language is just like in English. And think I know why :smile: