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A Comparative Analysis of Hungarian Folk Songs and Sanskrit Literature Using Motif Similarity Matrices

  title={A Comparative Analysis of Hungarian Folk Songs and Sanskrit Literature Using Motif Similarity Matrices},
  author={Peter Zsolt Revesz},
This paper shows connections between the texts of Hungarian folk songs and ancient Sanskrit literature that both have been transmitted orally for a long time before being recorded in writing. The comparative analysis is based on a set of ten important motifs that are shared among the studied texts. We build a similarity measure between any pair of texts based on the number of their common motifs. The surprisingly close similarities found suggest extensive contacts between Proto-Hungarian and… 

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