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Old January 12th, 2018, 08:48 AM   #11

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About similarities of Lithuanian and Thracian. Lithuanian and Latvian are living languages, while Thracian is a reconstruction based on hydronyms and toponyms stated by a single person 100 years ago that Lithuanian (Baltic) maybe similar to Thracian. Nonsense.
Ohh. Well, of the few thracian words we know, many find strong cognates in today's baltic languages. The fact some ancient writers believed thracians spread all up to the baltics might be in relation to this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classi...on_of_Thracian

It's impossible to know for sure with a dead language, but it is quite suggestive evidence.
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Ohh. Well, of the few thracian words we know, many find strong cognates in today's baltic languages. The fact some ancient writers believed thracians spread all up to the baltics might be in relation to this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classi...on_of_Thracian

It's impossible to know for sure with a dead language, but it is quite suggestive evidence.
All Indo - European languages have cognates. Even Balto-Slavic and Iranic languages have cognates. If a reseacher found several cognates 100 years ago, likely these cognates exist in Slavic languages.
I don't think people realise the extent of similarity between Slavic and Baltic languages with proto-Slavic being a daughter branch of BaltoSlavic of Indo-European linguistic branch.
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All Indo - European languages have cognates.
Yes and some show closer ties than others.

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Even Balto-Slavic and Iranic languages have cognates. If a reseacher found several cognates 100 years ago, likely these cognates exist in Slavic languages.
I don't think people realise the extent of similarity between Slavic and Baltic languages with proto-Slavic being a daughter branch of BaltoSlavic of Indo-European linguistic branch.
I'm pretty sure (I haven't read the studies in dept but it would be ridiculous and unscientific for it to be otherwise) the studies took into consideration the general vocabulary (not just modern one) and phonetics as well (not just the vocabulary).
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I'm pretty sure (I haven't read the studies in dept but it would be ridiculous and unscientific for it to be otherwise) the studies took into consideration the general vocabulary (not just modern one) and phonetics as well (not just the vocabulary).
It's not just a single article from a certain folk. We have a subdivision in the linguistic section of Balto-Slavic studies in the Academy of Sciencies of USSR/Russia attracting the best Slavic and Baltic linguists. Lithuanians, Latvians and people speaking east Slavic languages will confirm it: Balto-Slavic studies.

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People think Belarusians and Russians are alike. Eastern Lithuanians (Dzukai) are so Belarusian.


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As a Latviaboo (someone who has a knack for Latvia) myself, I know of the Curonians and their mysterious origins (they either claim Finnic, Livonian heritage or are lumped in with the other North Baltic tribes), their raids to Sweden. The Teutonic Livonian order also helped Latvia develop, and Riga is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe imo due to its Hanseatic heritage. I like the way the dissolution of the USSR took place in Latvia - the Barricades, and I think that Latvia could have been a thriving Western nation had it not been for the Tsarist occupation. See Finland who didn't have any problem coping economically after breaking away from Sweden.

Some interesting fact was that the Curonians (Kurzeme) had an attempt to setting up a colony in Trinidad & Tobago in the 17th century. They had for a short while, but they got themselves entangled in the Northern War, and lost it to the Dutch and then the Spanish.

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As far as I know, Belarussians of today have mostly Polotsk and Lithuanian heritage. Haven't interacted with many of them since they are scarce on the Western internet, but I think they claim Lithuanian lineage since they have used a Vytautas coat of arms for a while.

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As far as I know, Belarussians of today have mostly Polotsk and Lithuanian heritage. Haven't interacted with many of them since they are scarce on the Western internet, but I think they claim Lithuanian lineage since they have used a Vytautas coat of arms for a while.

'Belarusians' of today are from the region of Polotsk (near Latvia), Grodno (near Vilnius), Polessia ( along Pripyat river, so special ).Gomiel - south-east - Maria Sharapova - the famous tennis player - is Belarusian. Her parents escaped Chernobyl accident.
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