The Etruscan language has been difficult to analyze. Long thought an isolate, consensus now holds that it is related to languages in the Alps and the Aegean island of Lemnos. It was superseded by Latin and was written in an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet; this alphabet was the source of the Latin alphabet. It is also believed to be the source of certain important cultural words of Western Europe such as 'military' and 'person,' which do not have obvious Indo-European roots.

The Etruscan language has been difficult to analyze. Long thought an isolate, consensus now holds that it is related to languages in the Alps and the Aegean island of Lemnos. It was superseded by Latin and was written in an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet; this alphabet was the source of the Latin alphabet. It is also believed to be the source of certain important cultural words of Western Europe such as 'military' and 'person,' which do not have obvious Indo-European roots.

The RAS'NA(Etruscan) Alphabet    The Etruscan language is universally accepted as an isolated case. It cannot be shown conclusively to be related to any other language, living or dead, except for a couple of sparsely attested extinct languages.  Here they used ancient Greek an Phoenicians signs to fit their still mysterious language..

The RAS'NA(Etruscan) Alphabet The Etruscan language is universally accepted as an isolated case. It cannot be shown conclusively to be related to any other language, living or dead, except for a couple of sparsely attested extinct languages. Here they used ancient Greek an Phoenicians signs to fit their still mysterious language..

Etruscan Language This temple and (this) statue have been dedicated to Uni / Astarte. Thefariei Velianas, head of the community, donated it for the worship of our peoples. This gift of this temple and sanctuary and the consecration of its boundaries during his three year term in the month of Xurvar(June?) in this way, and in Alsase (July?) this record together with the divinity/statue shall thus be buried by order of the Zilach that the years may outlast the stars

Etruscan Language This temple and (this) statue have been dedicated to Uni / Astarte. Thefariei Velianas, head of the community, donated it for the worship of our peoples. This gift of this temple and sanctuary and the consecration of its boundaries during his three year term in the month of Xurvar(June?) in this way, and in Alsase (July?) this record together with the divinity/statue shall thus be buried by order of the Zilach that the years may outlast the stars

Etruscan writing Nous savons déchiffrer la langue étrusque mais nous ne la comprenons pas. Pourtant l'origine de bien des mots français vient de l'étrusque : ainsi monde vient du mot étrusque mundus qui signie trou puant conduisant à l'enfer. Certains dieux du panthéon romain viennent de la civilation étrusque comme Janus qui vient du dieu étrusque Ani.

Etruscan writing Nous savons déchiffrer la langue étrusque mais nous ne la comprenons pas. Pourtant l'origine de bien des mots français vient de l'étrusque : ainsi monde vient du mot étrusque mundus qui signie trou puant conduisant à l'enfer. Certains dieux du panthéon romain viennent de la civilation étrusque comme Janus qui vient du dieu étrusque Ani.

200 BCE. The Tabula Cortonensis, a bronze plaque with 8 pieces and riveted handle. It may be a contract related to the division of realty and chattel. It is a primary resource for the etruscan language with 34 known words and an equal number of previously unattested Etruscan words. The  Ǝ (a reversed epsilon) implies that, at least in the Etruscan dialect spoken in Cortona has a different sound  than E. 32 horizontal lines of text, about 30 letters long on the front and 8 on the back.

200 BCE. The Tabula Cortonensis, a bronze plaque with 8 pieces and riveted handle. It may be a contract related to the division of realty and chattel. It is a primary resource for the etruscan language with 34 known words and an equal number of previously unattested Etruscan words. The Ǝ (a reversed epsilon) implies that, at least in the Etruscan dialect spoken in Cortona has a different sound than E. 32 horizontal lines of text, about 30 letters long on the front and 8 on the back.

Etruscan bronze statuette of a haruspex wearing a pointed hat. C.600BC. Villa Giulia Etruscan national museum

Etruscan bronze statuette of a haruspex wearing a pointed hat. C.600BC. Villa Giulia Etruscan national museum

One of the longest inscriptions of the Etruscans’ extinct language was identified on a sandstone stele. Experts deciphered two names—Uni, their fertility goddess, and Tina, their main god.

One of the longest inscriptions of the Etruscans’ extinct language was identified on a sandstone stele. Experts deciphered two names—Uni, their fertility goddess, and Tina, their main god.

A map of the languages spoken in Iron Age Italy. All of these languages had an impact on the more modern Latin when Rome came to power and influenced and was influenced by these different languages.

A map of the languages spoken in Iron Age Italy. All of these languages had an impact on the more modern Latin when Rome came to power and influenced and was influenced by these different languages.

The Etruscan Language: An Introduction, Revised Editon

The Etruscan Language: An Introduction, Revised Editon

Etruscan Vase in the shape of a cock, second half of 7th century B.C. Etruscan Terracotta

Etruscan Vase in the shape of a cock, second half of 7th century B.C. Etruscan Terracotta

Haruspex - Etruscan language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Haruspex - Etruscan language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

One of the mysteries of ancient history is that of the Etruscans. Its alphabet has been recovered, and fragmentary inscriptions have been partially translated.

One of the mysteries of ancient history is that of the Etruscans. Its alphabet has been recovered, and fragmentary inscriptions have been partially translated.

etruscan language - Google keresés

etruscan language - Google keresés

Etruscan Bronze Figure of a Horse Standing Upon an Integral Plinth. Late Archaic, Late 6th/Early 5th century B.C.E. Most probably from Vulci

Etruscan Bronze Figure of a Horse Standing Upon an Integral Plinth. Late Archaic, Late 6th/Early 5th century B.C.E. Most probably from Vulci

Old Etruscan "book", made c. 600 BC (Sofia, National History Museum).

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