Origin of German: runes of Carthage

where are the runes? Of Odin personally, if you believe the Germanic myths. The father of the gods received visions, which taught him how to carve the acute-ang

Origin of German: runes of Carthage

where are the runes? Of Odin personally, if you believe the Germanic myths. The father of the gods received visions, which taught him how to carve the acute-angled characters and their magical Power used. The answers of science from the fall of sober, but not necessarily clearer. It is considered certain that the Germans have invented the runes. You used a template, you can also put some. But what it was, opinions are divided on this. The textbooks offer three possibilities: the Greek, the Etruscan or the Latin Alphabet, which all go back to the Phoenician script. Only these three as role models for the runes in question, is after all, the whole world agrees.

The whole world? No! The German scholar, Theo Venn of the University of Munich and his colleague Robert mail hammer from Northwestern University in Sydney are the dissidents of the ruling doctrine. You present a scenario in which the Phoenicians themselves, more specifically, the North African Carthaginians, the obstetrician, the runes were. As you have brought to the writing culture of their highly developed civilization to Germania, describe Venn man and mail hammer in her book, "The Carthaginian North. Semitic influence on early Germanic“ (John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2019).

After the Punic sailed, as the kart were called to Hager from the Romans, to coastal of from about 500 BC to the North sea in what is today Schleswig-Holstein and southern Scandinavia. The are actually the regions where pieces of jewelry, weapons, and stones of the oldest runic inscriptions – names, short messages, spells, or magical formulas were found. Here, Venn man and mail's hammer, you branches, to operate trade with amber, wood and salted fish. It came between them and the Germans to intensive linguistic and cultural contacts. They lasted at least until the destruction of Carthage by the Romans, 146 before Christ.

The Germans in the vicinity of the Carthaginian settlements not only performed the Alphabet. They also learned the Punic language, a variant of the Phoenician, which, like the Arabic and Hebrew to the Semitic language family. At the same time, they borrowed of numerous words into German. Expressions such as "people", "earth", "plow", "kin" or "noble" the result of the Venn man and mail hammer on Semitic roots. Also the Punic grammar should have suppressed the Germanic their mark.

The colonizers, so the theory learned, in turn, Germanic, and turned to him unconsciously, you punisches about ablaut schema. Their Prestige made sure that this "foreigner-Germanic" was finally taken over by the Locals. Under the influence of the Punic time considered verbs of stages, such as the past and the present in the conjugation of the English. Previously, the "aspect, as in the Indo-European languages, otherwise," in the center. It indicates whether an operation is continuously or selectively.

each of The building blocks of your theory Venn man and his students, one of which is Robert mail hammer have developed in the past two decades. The book brings together these facets for the first time, to a total image. It is likely, as previously, the studies on which it is based, the great majority of the German, Scandinavian and indogermani most vigorous opposition cause. The whole of the Carthaginians theory has a flaw. Lack of ironclad evidence. Although there is evidence that Phoenicians expeditions to the British Islands. Travel to Germany, however, are not documented in the written sources nor archaeological evidence.

Updated Date: 22 June 2020, 15:19

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