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Postby Billy on Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:04 pm

Check this site out.
Despite what it says, the link between Tocharians and Celts is extremely tenuous.
The languages are not really alike at all, they just retain some similar archaic elements.
Nevertheless, this is a fascinating discovery, with some beautiful remains.


And a big bowl of weed.

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/slideshow ... stash.html
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Re: Stoner Age Man

Postby knightofredemption on Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:56 am

Damn that's amazing and definitely the oldest sensei ever found. :D There is much to be learned from our ancestors ;)
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Re: Stoner Age Man

Postby finnobreanan on Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:44 pm

Billy wrote:Check this site out.
Despite what it says, the link between Tocharians and Celts is extremely tenuous.
The languages are not really alike at all, they just retain some similar archaic elements.
Nevertheless, this is a fascinating discovery, with some beautiful remains.


And a big bowl of weed.

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/slideshow ... stash.html

Scholars have linked the Tocharians' language to Indo-Europeans, but not nessesarily Celts. Not too surprising that the shaman had weed with him, since it is a mild hallucinogen.
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Re: Stoner Age Man

Postby Freebeard on Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:49 pm

hadn't they only recently linked some aspects of Tocharian to Celtic, linguistacally, though for a while they knew it was of indo-European descent?
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Re: Stoner Age Man

Postby finnobreanan on Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:32 pm

Freebeard wrote:hadn't they only recently linked some aspects of Tocharian to Celtic, linguistacally, though for a while they knew it was of indo-European descent?

They appear to be pretty far removed, but with some similarities. Here's more than you probably want to know!
http://www.oxuscom.com/eyawtkat.htm
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Re: Stoner Age Man

Postby Freebeard on Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:36 pm

thanks man,
I'm lapping it up. dman linguistics and it being so interesting... :D
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