Might Hurro-Urartian and North-Caucasian Languages Be Derived from (or Related to) Indo-European?

  • Gianfranco Forni

Abstract

Several basic-lexicon etymologies, with regular sound correspondences, suggest Hurro-Urartian (HU) might be derived from (or related to) Proto-Indo-European (PIE). Preliminary evidence suggests North-Caucasian (NC) languages might also be related to PIE – in particular, to Iranian languages and Armenian.

 

KEYWORDS: reconstruction, Proto-Indo-European, Hurro-Urartian, North-Caucasian, etymology

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