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Latin Language v. Illyrian Language

by Aaron
(Melbourne, Australia.)

Dear Latin Teacher,


Just wondering how much you know about the comparisons with the Latin language and the Illyrian one.

Whether there is any link between the two or if they are completely different.

Thanks, Aaron.


Dear Aaron,

The region in which the Illyrian language or languages were spoken is very close to Italy, just across the Adriatic Sea. Yet it is very unlikely that Illyrian language had any significant relation to Latin.

I suppose they are both Indo-European, but other than that I am not qualified to even guess.

Is there anyone who knows?

Not much help, but thanks for asking a Latin teacher.

Sincerely,

John

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Latin - Illyiran
by: Anonymous

"The region in which the Illyrian language or languages were spoken is very close to Italy, just across the Adriatic Sea. Yet it is very unlikely that Illyrian language had any significant relation to Latin"
Since Illyirian langauge is spoken very close to Italy, just across the Adriatic sea, the only language candidate to find the answer is Albanian langauge, as all others languages across the Adriatic, apart from Albanian, are Slavic.
I promise you will be amazed how much similarity is between Albanian and Latin. In fact many Latin words have explanation on what they mean. ex.
Securus - (AL) sigur - si (like) gur (stone)
Visus - vij (line) sy (eye) etc. etc.

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