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Re: Roots of Latin & Latin influenced languages = Assyrian ?
« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2017, 03:55:40 AM »
I realized the English word "woe" is related to the Assyrian word "wai" (as in the song, Wai Wai Minakh by Sargon Gabriel, meaning "woe from you"). Astonishingly, the proto-Indo European word is "wai", which is quite identical to the modern Assyrian word. Both "wai" and "akh" (which is also used in Arabic - "akh minak") are in the Syriac dictionary. And it appears that "wai" is a classical Syriac word. So maybe it has genetic ties to the proto-Indo European word *wai?

Akh: http://www.assyrianlanguages.org/sureth/dosearch.php?searchkey=30429&language=id
Wye: http://www.assyrianlanguages.org/sureth/dosearch.php?searchkey=16457&language=id

The Indo-European cognate include; Latin vae, Lithuanian vaĩ, Russian увы́ (uvý), Middle Irish fáe, Dutch wee, German weh, Danish ve, French ouais, Ancient Greek οὐαί (ouaí), Armenian վայ (vay) and Persian وای (vây).
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Re: Roots of Latin & Latin influenced languages = Assyrian ?
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2017, 01:01:00 PM »
I realized the English word "woe" is related to the Assyrian word "wai" (as in the song, Wai Wai Minakh by Sargon Gabriel, meaning "woe from you"). Astonishingly, the proto-Indo European word is "wai", which is quite identical to the modern Assyrian word. Both "wai" and "akh" (which is also used in Arabic - "akh minak") are in the Syriac dictionary. And it appears that "wai" is a classical Syriac word. So maybe it has genetic ties to the proto-Indo European word *wai?

Akh: http://www.assyrianlanguages.org/sureth/dosearch.php?searchkey=30429&language=id
Wye: http://www.assyrianlanguages.org/sureth/dosearch.php?searchkey=16457&language=id

The Indo-European cognate include; Latin vae, Lithuanian vaĩ, Russian увы́ (uvý), Middle Irish fáe, Dutch wee, German weh, Danish ve, French ouais, Ancient Greek οὐαί (ouaí), Armenian վայ (vay) and Persian وای (vây).


I've also noticed these similarities. It's very interesting since they are words that describe such basic emotions.
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