Thursday, July 24, 2014
Are the Berbers of Vandal Origin?
Anthropologist and linguist continue to perpetuate the myth that the Berbers are remnants of the alleged paleo-whites who have always been in Africa, But the contemporary Berbers are not remnants of a paleo-white population, their ancestors was the Vandals.
The influence of European languages on the Berber languages and the grammar of the Berber languages indicate that the Berbers are probably of European, especially Vandal origin.
The linguistic evidence makes it clear that Romans , Greeks and other Europeans have influenced the Berbers.
Berber is an Afro-Asiatic language. The Afro-Asiatic languages do not exit.
Egyptian and Berber languages do not share affinity. Examine this comparison of Berber and Egyptian by Obenga.
There is no cognation between Berber and Egyptian languages.
There is also no cultural evidence collected that unite the Berbers and Egyptians. The Berbers only recently came to Siwan as discussed earlier.
I have never read that Tuareg has any Indo-European elements. Tuareg, as opposed to the other Berber languages is closely related to Hausa and Songhay.
Andre Basset in La Langue Berbere, has discussed the I-E elements in the Berber languages. There is also a discussion of these elements in Schuchardt, Die romanischen Lehnworter im Berberischen (Wien,1918). Basset provides a few examples in his monograph. I have posted the page so you can examine the material yourself.
You can also consult Note di geografia linguistica berbera more ,by Vermondo Brugnatelli :http://unimib.academia.edu/VermondoBrugnatelli/Papers/1098593/Note_di_geografia_linguistica_berbera
Obenga made it clear that AfroAsiatic does not exist and you can not reconstruct the Proto-language.
This is true. Ehret (1995) and Orel/Stolbova (1995) were attempts at comparing Proto-AfroAsiatic. The most interesting fact about these works is that they produced different results. If AfroAsiatic existed they should have arrived at similar results. The major failur of these works is that there is too much synononymy. For example, the Proto-AfroAsiatic synonym for bird has 52 synonyms this is far too many for a single term and illustrates how the researchers just correlated a number of languages to produce a proto-form.
This supports Obenga's view that you can not reconstruct Afro-Asiatic. It is assumed that if languages are related you should be able to reconstruct the proto-language of the language family.
Posted by Dr. Clyde Winters at 1:41 PM
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