Article about Finno-Ugrics in "The Economist"
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Csaba Ban  Identity Verified
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Dec 23, 2005

Some linguistics, more geopolitics about the Finno-Ugric language group in the Christmas edition of the Economist:

http://www.economist.com/world/europe/displaystory.cfm?story_id=5323735&no_jw_tran=1&no_na_tran=1

PS
Merry Xmas to everyone (if applicable)


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Thanks for the link! Dec 24, 2005

Happy mid-winter feast to all!
Regards
Heinrich


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Thanks, very interesting article Dec 24, 2005

In September, Time Magazine had a similar instructive article about miority languages in Europe:
http://www.time.com/time/europe/html/050829/story.html

Under the article you can click on a link to find the topic continued.


Click on the small map left
"
Tribal Map
The Minorities at a glance (132kb)
"
for a view of less known languages in Europe:
Basques ... Spain & France
Bretons ... France
Corsicans ... France
Gagauz ... Moldovia
Kashubians ... Poland
Livonians ... Latvia
Nenets ... Russia
Roma ... Slovakia, Hungary, Romania Bulgaria & Macedonia
Rusyns ... Slovakia
Sami ... Sweden, Finland & Norway
Selkup ... Russia
Sorbs ... Germany
Veps ... Russia
Walsers ... Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria & Italy







For the:
Basques ... Zorionak eta Urte Berri On!
Bretons ... Nedeleg laouen na bloav ezh mat
Corsicans ... Bon Natale e Bon capu d' annu
Gagauz ... ?, sorry
Kashubians ... ?, sorry
Livonians ... Jovi talshpivdi un Vondzist uto aigasto
Nenets ... ?, sorry
Roma ... Bachtalo krecunu Thaj Bachtalo Nevo Bers
Rusyns ... ?, sorry
Sami ... Buorit Juovllat ja Buorre Oddajahki
Selkup ... ?, sorry
Sorbs ... Wjesole hody a strowe Nowe leto
Veps ... Rastvoidenke i Udenke Vodenke??
Walsers ... ?, sorry
Fries ... Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier!

http://www.flw.com/merry.htm
And for the ?, sorry languages and all other people on planet earth:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

[Edited at 2005-12-24 06:52]

[Edited at 2005-12-24 08:01]


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Richard Creech  Identity Verified
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Another link Dec 24, 2005

Thanks for posting this interesting article about a fascinating language family. For those of you unfamiliar with it, the European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages has an excellent website: http://www.eblul.org

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Valentina_D  Identity Verified
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thanks Dec 24, 2005

Richard Creech wrote:

Thanks for posting this interesting article about a fascinating language family. For those of you unfamiliar with it, the European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages has an excellent website: http://www.eblul.org[/quote]


Thanks for the link, it's a great site, two lesser used languages spoken in my region are mentioned (Friulian and Slovenian spoken in Italy).

[Edited at 2005-12-24 14:41]

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Tsogt Gombosuren  Identity Verified
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Hungarians share roots with Mongolians too :-) Jan 2, 2006

The Huns who migrated from Central Asia (Mongolia) to Europe two thousand years ago settled in the Hungarian Steppe which was a very suitable place for pasturing their herds.
There are some common words between Magyar/Hungarian and Mongolian. For example: alim (Mongolian) = alma (Magyar) = apple (English)
sakhal (Mongolian) = szakáll (Magyar)= beard (English)


[Edited at 2006-01-02 08:38]

[Edited at 2006-01-02 09:06]


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