Elamo-Dravidian Languages

Elamo-Dravidian Languages

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Elamo-Dravidian languages are a hypothesised language family which links the living or proto Dravidian languages of India to the extinct Elamite language of ancient Elam. Linguist David McAlpin has been a chief proponent of the Elamo-Dravidian Hypothesis. The Elamo-Dravidian hypothesis proposes that the extinct Harappan language may also be part of the same family.McAlpin in his study identified some similarities between Elamite and Dravidian. He proposed that 20% of Dravidian and Elamite vocabulary cognates while 12% are probable cognates. He further proposed that Elamite and Dravidian possess similar second-person pronouns and parallel case endings. They have identical derivatives, abstract nouns, and the same verb stem+tense marker+personal ending structure. Both have two positive tenses, a "past" and a "non-past."show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136737116
  • 9786136737119