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Sumerian Contains Dravidian and Uralic Substrates Associated with the Emegir and Emesal Dialects

  title={Sumerian Contains Dravidian and Uralic Substrates Associated with the Emegir and Emesal Dialects},
  author={Peter Zsolt Revesz},
Data mining the Sumerian vocabulary reveals a dichotomy of the cognate associations of the Emeĝir and the Emesal dialects, with the former having mostly Dravidian and the later mostly Uralic cognates, indicating that Sumerian arose by the combination of two languages from those language families. The data mining also reveals a distribution pattern of Proto-Uralic, Proto-Finno-Ugric, Proto-Ugric and Proto-Hungarian cognates that indicates that Sumerian is farther than Minoan from Hungarian… 

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

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

Peacock Motifs in Rig Vedic Hymns and Hungarian Folksongs

  • P. Revesz
  • Linguistics
    MATEC Web of Conferences
  • 2019
Comparative musicology can link together the musical traditions of distant people. For example, Kodály found interesting melodic similarities between Hungarian and Mari folksongs. Although he found

Minoan and Finno-Ugric Regular Sound Changes Discovered by Data Mining

  • P. Revesz
  • Linguistics
    2020 24th International Conference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers (CSCC)
  • 2020
Cognate words within language families derive from common protowords and are transformed by regular sound changes. The demonstration of regular sound changes between pairs of languages is a major

The design and implementation of AIDA: ancient inscription database and analytics system

The AIDA system provides for various scholars not only a convenient online resource to browse Minoan inscriptions but also provides an analysis tool to explore various options of phonetic assignments and their implications that can aid in the decipherment of Minoa inscriptions.

A Quantitative Lexicostatistics Study of the Evolution of the Bantu Language Family

  • Linguistics
  • 2019
This paper utilizes lexicostatistics and agglomerative, bottom-up hierarchical clustering methods to to identify the interrelatedness of thirty-two different Bantu languages and to computer generate

Minoan Archaeogenetic Data Mining Reveals Danube Basin and Western Black Sea Littoral Origin

This paper describes archaeogenetic data mining results based on a novel mitochondrial and y-chromosome haplogroup distance metric. The analysis shows that the Minoan genes are composed of two

Art Motif Similarity Measure Analysis: Fertile Crescent, Old European, Scythian and Hungarian Elements in Minoan Culture

This paper presents distance and similarity measures for art motifs that can be applied to any pair of archaeological artifacts that contain complex art motifs. An art motif similarity analysis

Data mining ancient scripts to investigate their relationships and origins

The data mining uses convolutional neural networks and support vector machines to find the degree of visual similarity between pairs of symbols in eight different ancient scripts, finding the Indus Valley Script is visually closest to Sumerian pictographs.

Using Data Mining Algorithms to Discover Regular Sound Changes among Languages

  • P. Revesz
  • Linguistics
    MATEC Web of Conferences
  • 2019
The application of the data mining method to the discovery of regular sound changes between the Hungarian and the Sumerian languages, which separated at least five thousand years ago when the Proto-Sumerian reached Mesopotamia.

A Vowel Harmony Testing Algorithm to Aid in Ancient Script Decipherment

  • P. Revesz
  • Linguistics, Computer Science
    2020 24th International Conference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers (CSCC)
  • 2020
An algorithm is developed that can test an important feature of the underlying language, namely the presence of vowel harmony in root words, in the Minoan language, thereby greatly narrowing its possible set of cognate languages.



The Case for Euphratic

It will be argued that the cuneiform writing system, the Sumerian and Akkadian lexicon, and the place names of Southern Mesopotamia preserve traces of an early Indo-European language, indeed the

A Translation of the Arkalochori Axe and the Malia Altar Stone

This paper presents a translation of the Arkalochori Axe and the Malia Altar Stone inscriptions, which are some of the longest known Cretan Hieroglyph inscriptions together with the Phaistos Disk.

Etymological dictionary of Greek

A must-have research tool that should be on every classicist's desk. The first comprehensive etymological dictionary of Greek in the English language Greek is among the most intensely and widely

Pre-Greek : phonology, morphology, lexicon

Before the arrival of the Indo-European Greeks in the area around the Aegean Sea, a non-Indo-European language was spoken there which was eventually replaced by Greek. Although no written texts exist

Cretan writing in the second millennium B.C.

Abstract Between the end of the third millennium and the beginning of the second, the Minoans invented and developed two original writing systems, conventionally known as ‘Cretan Hieroglyphic’ and

West Old Turkic: Turkic Loanwords in Hungarian

The Hungarian language is the most important source for reconstructing the West Old Turkic language spoken west of the Ural in the 5th-12th centuries. The study by Arpad Berta and Andras Rona-Tas d

IV.—Index To “Evidence for Greek Dialect in The Mycenaean Archives”

With the fuller publication of the material found by Blegen at Ano Englianos in 1939 ( The Pylos Tablets , Dr. Emmett L. Bennett, Jr., Princeton, 1951) and by Evans at Knossos in 1899–1904 ( Scripta

Sumerian-Ural-Altaic Affinities

bourg et Boitsfort, deux stations neolithiques du Brabant avec necropole A incineration. Bulletin de la Socilti d'Anthropologie de Bruxelles 39:142-66. FRISON, GEORGE. 1967. The Piney Creek Sites,


  • A. Lipták
  • Linguistics
    The Oxford Handbook of Ellipsis
  • 2018
This chapter reviews ellipsis in Hungarian, providing examples of the majority of ellipsis types that are discussed in this book. The discussion starts with nominal ellipsis and shows that, unlike

Bioinformatics Evolutionary Tree Algorithms Reveal the History of the Cretan Script Family

This paper shows that Crete is the likely origin of a family of related scripts that includes the Cretan Hieroglyph, Linear A, Linear B and Cypriot syllabaries and the Greek, Phoenician, Old