Relationship between Indo-European and Uralic family

Discussion in 'Other Languages' started by klemen, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. klemen New Member

    Slovenia
    Slovene
    Here is a wikipedia text about possible relationship between Indo-European and Uralic language family: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-Uralic_languages

    What do you think about possible relationship between Indo-European and Uralic language family?
     
  2. Gavril Senior Member

    English, USA
    A few comments on the page you linked to:

    1) My sense is that attempts link to these (and other) Indo-European and Uralic words don't give enough consideration to the potential for pure coincidence (given that the stems in question only share two consonants at most, and sometimes a vowel)

    2) The consonant *-H- in *toHi- is not directly supported by any attested forms, and the meaning "bring" seems far more widespread than "give" among the reflexes of this word: Finnish tuoda "bring", Mordva tuje- "bring", Enets tera "bring", and so on.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2014

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