By Mehmet Kurtkaya, Published on November 1, 2019
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Earth in world languages connect five continents
Part I: It's not only the word for earth that connects world languages. Let's talk sweet : Honey and mead in world languages
Part III: Bee Mythology and dual meaning of the word for bee and pure Of bees and humans: from Paleolithic to Antiquity.
Part IV Paleolinguistics honey, bee, licking Of bees and languages: from Paleolithic to Antiquity.
Part V: Pelasgians Identified, Midas, Phrygia -Etruscan connection confirmed Linguistics, Mythology, Archaeology and Genetics combined as usual!
PART VI Beekeeping and bee related words From the Altai to Kura-Araxes Beekeeping and bee related words
This article must be considered together with The word earth in world languages shows deep ancient connections
The word for bee in world languages and the consonant "r"Wiktionary article for bee has a list of translated words for bee / honeybee for almost 250 languages including popular languages.
Let's do a very simple and short linguistic experiment: How many of the words for bee in world languages have the consonant "r"? And what are they? The result from the Wiktionary page is given as below:
Sanskrit मधुकर (madhukara) (and bhramara)
Nepali: मौरी (mauri) whose etymology is given as "from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀫𑀳𑀼𑀅𑀭 (mahuara), from Sanskrit मधुकर (madhukara).Marathi: मधुकर (madhukar)"
Assamese মধুকৰ c (modhukor)
Thai: ผึภุมรี (pum-má-rii)
Lao ພະມະໂຣ (pha ma rō)
Georgian: ფუტკარი (ka) (puṭḳari)
Chechen: накхармоза (naqarmoza)
South Chinese language Zhuang: rwi
Tibetan: སྦྲང་རྩི་མྱོང (sbrang rtsi myong), རྡུལ་ཉལ (rdul nyal)
New Zealand Maori - Ngaro Huruhuru - Native Bees.
Australia: Eastern Arrernte: "urltampe" and Kaurna: "gadlabarti"
Easter Islands: Rapa Nui: "manu meri"
Rwanda-Rundi: "uruyuki, uru-yuki"
Tupi - Guaraní "eíra, eiru"
Eskimo Yup'ik: "mertaq"
Persian: "زنبور عسل (fa) (zanbur)" Hebrew: "דְּבוֹרָה (dvorá)" related to other words for bee and hornet in Afroasiatic/Semitic languages From Ethiopia to Iraqi ancient languages like Arabic and Aramaic. Classical Syriac "ܕܒܘܪܐ (debbōrā)", Amharic "ዲቧራ (dibʷara)", "Arabic دَبُّور (dabbūr)", "زُنْبُور (zunbūr)", Classical Mandaic " ࡆࡉࡌࡁࡅࡓࡀ (zimbura)", Aramaic "דְּבוֹרְתָא, זִיבּוֹרָא"
TOTAL: 22 plus 2 Sankskrit and 2 Sankskrit derived, 6 related Afroasitic/Semitic languages
Azerbaijani: arı (az)
Chuvash: пыл хурчӗ (pyl hurčĕ)
Crimean Tatar: balqurt, arı (obsolete)
Tatar: умырта корты (umırta qortı), бал корты (tt) (bal qortı)
Turkish: arı (tr)
Turkmen: ary (tk)
Tuvan: ары (arı)
Kazakh: ара (kk) (ara)
Uyghur: ھەرە (here)
Kyrgyz: аары (ky) (aarı)
Southern Altai: адару (adaru)
Tajik: занбӯр (zanbür), ору (oru)
Turkic languages TOTAL: 13 languages 9 as the only consonant r.
In total Wiktionary article has 35 words which contain "r" of which 13 are from Turkic languages (%36). Even after adding derived terms in different languages we have 13/44 which is still close to 30%.
Sole consonant in the word for bee is "r" in nine Turkic and one Brazilian/Paraguay native American word.
3 words have 2 consonants of which is one is "r": Basque "erle", South Chinese Zhuang: "rwi", Uygur "here".
In Sanskrit two words are used for honeybee "मधुकर madhukara" and " bhramara", and in their etymologies we see that these two words have the Turkish word for bee "-ar" as a suffix. Moreover, the same can be seen in Georgian language spoken in the Caucasus with a different root but still with the "-ar" suffix in the word for honeybee Georgian "putkari" Compare "petek" which means honeycomb and "bitki" which means plant in Turkish.
Hence at least in some languages outside Turkish, the existence of r for bee ("ar"/"ur") is not a coincidence, instead linked to Turkish "arı" since they are used as a suffix and in Turkish the word itself is used for "bee".
Turkish words for bee "arı" from "ar/aruğ" are spoken even in some mutually unintelligible Turkish dialects over a large geographic area from the Altai to Urals and from Central Asia to Turkey.
The other words with "r" in them are used at the periphery like Northern India, Nepal, Persian, Afroasiatic but there are very interesting words that are further away. One such word is from the Basque language:
Basque "Erle" on the Western edge of Eurasia which surely is linked to Turkish "arı" because of the Basque word "erla kofoin" (beehive) sounding almost same as Turkish "arı kovanı" means the same! For more on this see:
Origins of the Basque language and its relation to others such as Turkish, SUmerian, Hungarian supported by the latest genetics discoveries.
And Thai/Laos on Southeastern edge of Eurasia, even further locations in Africa, the Arctic, Oceania and South America seem related.
You think all of this is a coincidence? Even simple math will prove otherwise. But there is more.
Hittite word for honey is "milit", known from ancient records from over 3000 years ago.
The word for honey Altaic/Turkish "mal/bal" which is also seen in Hittite, its constituents and derivatives are spread over five continents. These two words not only explain words for honey, mead in many languages but also many of the other words for bee in the Wiktionary entry we have analyzed above.
In Nostratic dictionary the word for bee "arı" is given as the word *ṗVrV and how it is widepread in many other languages.
The word "ar, arı, aruğ" has mythological implications as well. For example the god of beekeeping in Ancient Greece, Aristaeus has “Most Excellent, Most Useful” meaning. Turkish word "arı" attested since ancient times also means pure, clean and even the other meaning matches the Greek word. There are other words in mythology including from the Mayas which are also related and whose names can be analyzed through the above info.
Sun Language Theory that I have proven is well, alive and beaming.
Continue to Part III: Bee Mythology and dual meaning of the word for bee and pure Of bees and humans: from Paleolithic to Antiquity.
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Origin and Spread of Languages on Eurasian Map based on Genetics Research and my books as of May 2019. The world's first known language Sumerian was favorably compared to many linguistic families in Eurasia and America. Comparing ancient Sumerian migration routes constructed from ancient genome studies to these languages will give the opportunity to trace back world languages to a common language spoken some 20000 years ago. read more
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Sun Language TheoryTurkish academics say whatever the West tells them to say and there are too few people interested in history or languages in Turkey.
After Ataturk's death in 1938, Western propaganda arms told people in Turkey: "Nothing to see here, go find your written history records in Asia." And everyone in Turkey obeyed because, maybe except a few people out of tens of millions, there was no real Ataturkist in Turkey back then, just like today.
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