Were Germanii a Persian tribe?

Larrey

Ad Honorem
Sep 2011
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#33
This is very misleading and simply wrong.
German is a child of Proto-Germanic which is in turn a child of Proto-Indo-European. Avestan and German belong to 2 separate branches of Indo-European tree, and they are related only through a common ancestor, which is PIE. Believing that Avestan is an ancestor language of German is very funny.

Also, Zarathustra did not compose his Gathas in Gothic. He composed them in Old Avestan which was also his mother tongue.
If he had, as a Swede I could take a reasonable stab at deducing the meaning of a bunch of it... :zany: