Where did the Aryan branch of the Indo-Aryan language family come from? What is the Indo-Aryan Proto language?
Historians and scholars get themselves tied in knots here.
I will show you why.
Historians and scholars state that Aryan/Iranian is a language evolved from India 2000 BC.
Indo-Aryan, later got shortened to just Aryan.
"Historical linguists broadly estimate that a continuum of Indo-Iranian languages probably began to diverge by 2000 BC, if not earlier,:38–39 preceding both the Vedic and Iranian cultures. The earliest recorded forms of these languages, Vedic Sanskrit and Gathic Avestan, are remarkably similar, descended from the common Proto-Indo-Iranian language. The origin and earliest relationship between the Nuristani languages and that of the Iranian and Indo-Aryan groups is not completely clear.".
However they do admit that the language was from a Proto language.
One of their main theories is "Gathic", which is an old Iranian/Aryan (Iranian means Aryan) language.
"The language of the Gathas, Gathic or Old Avestan, belongs to the old Iranian language group ".
So, do you see, at the sametime as trying to state that Iranian evolved from Indo-Aryan in the Indian peninsula, and that the word later got shortened to just Aryan, then go on to suggest that the Proto language Indo-Aryan evolved from, might have been old Iranian?
So, what was the Proto language?
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
"Historians and scholars get themselves tied in knots here.
I will show you why."
Wow, you mean all along that a wiki-obsessed troll had the answers that thousands of people who spent a good deal of their lives studying the subject had not been able to find?
- Anonymous2 months ago
It's like Basque and Korean put together. Jai Alai Kimchi!