[FoRK] The Great Prohibition - Title IX craziness

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Tue Jun 2 09:34:40 PDT 2015

It turns out English and Russian are connected by Indo European.

Indo European "Verkh" - meaning mountain or cliff


Russian root "Bereg" or "Berkh" - meaning "to protect" (note: Russians are
often unaware of the roots of their language and will say, there is no word
"Bereg" or "Berkh" in their language - ask them to think of words
containing that root, and they will come up with a few and be amazed at the
similarity in meanings).

German "Berg" - meaning mountain

English "Verge", "Virgin"

The trick is learning how to morph the pronounciations.

Im finding that the poetic connections between the meanings helps me with
memorising the vocabulary.

On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 7:14 PM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:

> I was surprised to learn a while back that German and Hindi are so close,
> as Sanskrit was an ancestor to both.  Many words are close or even the
> same.  The example mentioned at the time was luft.
> http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/closeness-of-the-indo-germanic-language-family-is-not-just-heritage-its-a-mandate-and-assignment-for-us/
> Quite a complicated history:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanic_peoples
> sdw
> On 6/2/15 8:41 AM, Damien Morton wrote:
>> Nothing so well planned as "5 Flags Style".
>> As an embassy kid, I grew up on the move and am well adapted to the
>> lifestyle.
>> I am reasonably good with languages, and experienced in inter-cultural
>> relations.
>> Mind you, I had an amazingly good time in Montreal recently - French is my
>> second language, and its a wonderful town, and refreshing to be around
>> people of the a similar culture and language as mine (Australian).
>> A note of languages - learning Indo-European (a 6000 year old dead
>> language) is more useful than latin.
>> On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 2:17 PM, Dave Crossland <dave at lab6.com> wrote:
>>  On 2 Jun 2015 1:08 am, "Damien Morton" <dmorton at bitfurnace.com> wrote:
>>>> Perpetual Traveller is me.
>>> 5 Flag Theory style? :)
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