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Sunday, 29 September 2013

THE PROTO-INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGE: HOW IT COULD HAVE SOUNDED


What did our European ancestors sound like?
Professor linguist Dr. Andrew Byrd has recently reconstructed his own recordings of Proto-Indo-European language, the language which our ancestors in Europe would have been speaking between 4,500 and 2,500 B.C. 
All the information in this link from The Huffington Post.

Here take a listen of what it could have sounded like:


Here's the phonetic transcription:

Here's the passage translated into English:
A sheep that had no wool saw horses, one of them pulling a heavy wagon, one carrying a big load, and one carrying a man quickly. The sheep said to the horses: "My heart pains me, seeing a man driving horses." The horses said: "Listen, sheep, our hearts pain us when we see this: a man, the master, makes the wool of the sheep into a warm garment for himself. And the sheep has no wool." Having heard this, the sheep fled into the plain.

Galician version of this post @ ArquivosDoTrasno.

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