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  Wikipedia: Romanian language
Although we may never know much about the Dacian language, there are some words that are found only in Romanian (in all dialects), some of them have a cognate in Albanian language and these are generally thought to be inherited from Dacian, most of them being related to the pastoral life.
All dialects of Romanian are believed to have been unified in a common language until sometime between the 7th and the 10th century, before the Slavonic languages interfered with Romanian.
All the four dialects are offsprings of the Romance language spoken both in the North and South Danube, before the settlement of the Slavonian tribes South of the river - Daco-Romanian in North, and the other three dialects in the South.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/r/ro/romanian_language.html   (1385 words)

 Romanian language - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Romanian is a Romance language, belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European language family, having much in common with languages such as French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
Romanian is one of the five languages in which religious services are performed in the autonomous monastic state of Mount Athos, spoken in the sketae of Prodromos and Lacu (a sketa being a community of monks; sketae is plural).
The Dacian language was an Indo-European language spoken by the ancient Dacians.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Romanian_language   (4949 words)

 Romanian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Due to its geographical isolation Romanian was the first language that split and until modern age was not influenced by other languages so the grammar is roughly similar that of Latin keeping declensions and the neuter gender unlike any other Romance language.
All dialects of Romanian are believed to been unified in a common language until between the 7th and the 10th century before the Slavonic languages interfered with Romanian.
All four dialects are offsprings of the Romance language spoken both in the North and Danube before the settlement of the Slavonian tribes South of the river - in North and the other three dialects the South.
www.freeglossary.com /Romanian_language   (1594 words)

One Dacian man was chosen at random to be the messenger, he was told what he has to tell the god, and then he was thrown in the air to fall on three spears held with their points up.
Therefore, Bendis is a goddess of the moon, of the forest.
- The Dacians burned the corpses of theirr dead ones, and the ashes and the remains of bones were preserved in urns, which were buried in the ground.
www.geocities.com /cogaionon/article8.htm   (1764 words)

Dacian Kingdom, during the rule of Burebista, 82 BC There were three distinct historical periods of Dacia.
Main article:Dacian language The characteristics of the Dacian language are still disputed, due to insufficient archaeological evidence.
After the Dacian Wars, Dacians were recruited into the Roman Army, and were employed in the construction and guarding of Hadrian's Wall in Britain, or elsewhere in the Roman Empire.
www.datamass.net /da/dacia.html   (1985 words)

 Dacian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dacians were not influenced by Greeks in the 6th - 1st centuries BC, threfore remazined uncivilized.
The majority of town names in the area inhabited by Dacian tribes carries the final element -dava (-deva, -daua, -daba), while Thracian names, lying to the south, mostly end in -para (-phara, -pera, -parón, etc.) ‘a village’, -bria ‘a town’ and -diza (-disza, -dizos) ‘a fortress'.
Thracian was the closest relative; contacts existed with Illyrian, Baltic and Slavic languages, later with Germanic and Latin.
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 Dacia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dacians had developed the Murus dacicus, characteristic to their complexes of fortified cities, like their capital Sarmizegetusa in today Hunedoara (Romania).
Dacians spoke an Indo-European language, but its characteristics are still disputed, due to insufficient archaeological evidence.
the glorification of the bird and the snake by Dacians and ancestors of Dacians
www.higiena-system.com /wiki/link-Dacia   (1578 words)

 BIBLIOTHECA DACICA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
We may be very well speaking of a natural language, once alive, or of a cult language, a code used only in writing, of an language artificially created with the purpose to demonstrate something, or of a mere sequence of senseless parts, all randomly created.
Romalo’s results was influenced by his premises about the genealogical belonging of the language and its reports diachronic with the Romanian language [2], in other words he started a subjective debate, under some prejudice, looking for resemblances of this language with Latin, with other Indo – European languages, but mostly, Romanian.
The etymologic method implies the knowing of a very large number of languages with which the lexeme from the corpus be compared to, so that there are the least doubt regarding the veracity of the comparison, but even so, the results are unsure.
www.dacica.ro /language1.htm   (2319 words)

 Dacian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many of the characteristics of the Dacian language are unknown and disputed.
which demonstrated that the phonology of the Dacian language is close to the phonology of Albanian, further supporting the theory that Dacian was on the same language branch as the Albanian language, a language branch termed Daco-Moesian (or Daco-Mysian), Moesian (or Mysian) being thought of as a transitional dialect between Dacian and Thracian.
However, Georgiev argued that Dacian and Thracian are two different languages, with two different phonetic systems, his idea being supported by the placenames, which end in -dava in Dacian and Moesian, as opposed to -para, in Thracian placenames.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dacian_language   (905 words)

 The Ultimate Romanian language Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
All the dialects of Romanian are believed to have been unified in a common language until sometime between the 7th and the 10th century when the area was influenced by the Byzantine Empire and Romanian came under the influence of the Slavic language.
Romanian is the official language of Romania and Moldova (where for political reasons it tends to be called the "Moldovan language").
Romanian is the only Romance language that has the definite article attached to the end of the noun (as in North Germanic languages) instead of being a separate word in front.
www.dogluvers.com /dog_breeds/Romanian_language   (1972 words)

 Wikinfo | Dacia
The characteristics of the language spoken by them, the Dacian language are still disputed.
But the Dacians were really left independent, as is shown by the fact that Domitian agreed to purchase immunity by the payment of an annual tribute.
The result of his first campaign (101-102) was the siege of the Dacian capital Sarmizegetusa, and the occupation of a part of the country; of the second (105-106), the suicide of Decebalus, the conquest of the whole kingdom and its conversion into a Roman province.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Dacia   (1249 words)

 Talk:Dacian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Regalianus is claimed to be a Dacian by birth, and a descendant of Decebalus.
Romanian language is considerated to be neolatin language,the basque it is not.But the basque was under roman ocupation for 700 years.Why it is necesary dual standard of evaluation one for romanian and one for basqe?
Unlike the Gaulish language, which is attested, ideas concerning the affiliation of the Dacian language are not in agreement, so as said before, writing/organizing this article presents a challenge.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Dacian_language   (2329 words)

 Antiquity, Project Gallery: Petan
The plates were considered as fakes, probably due to the unknown provenance and to their brand-new appearance, without any traces of corrosion to indicate that the lead had laid underground for almost 2000 years.
Dacian victorious soldiers and roman prisoners are received by priests at the gate of the Sarmizegetusa fortress.
The language of the texts has somehow an Indo-European appearance, but it is not like the expected Dacian language: that language seems to have nothing in common with the known remains of the Romanian substratum.
antiquity.ac.uk /ProjGall/petan   (783 words)

 Window to Romania - The Romanian Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The origins and structure of the Latin language, as it was spoken by the ancient Romans, relate to the Romanian language, and as it provides a basis for understanding the other Romance languages.
The Romance languages are a group of closely related vernaculars descended from the Latin Language, a member of the Italic branch of Indo-European Languages.
To the Romanian language, the Slavic language (similarly to the Germanic idiom of the Franks with the French people) was the so-called super-imposed layer.
www.windowtoromania.org /rolang.asp   (519 words)

 Josh Ranum
Official Language:  The EU believes that there should be no official state language of Dacia.
Dacian Government:  The EU has no official position as to the structure of the Dacian government.
Dacian Government:  There shall be a bicameral legislature, independent president, and an independent judiciary.
www.ndsu.nodak.edu /ndsu/ambrosio/dacia/redeuposition.html   (1000 words)

 Pimsleur languages
The Chinese language, spoken in the form of Standard Mandarin, is the official language of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China on Taiwan, as well as one of four official languages of Singapore, and one of six official languages of the United Nations.
The Croatian language is a language of the western group of South Slavic languages which is used primarily by the Croats.
Standard Swedish is the national language that evolved from the Central Swedish dialects in the 19th century and was well-established by the beginning of the 20th century.
pimsleur.english-test.net /pimsleur-languages.html   (6051 words)

 Dacia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
According to Herodotus account of the story of Zalmoxis (or Zamolxis), the Getae (speaking the same language as the Dacians - Strabo) believed in the immortality of the soul, and regarded death as merely a change of country.
Due to a decrease in population of the conquered territory, caused by the recent Dacian Wars and consequent flight of many Dacians north of Carpathian mountains, colonists were imported to cultivate the land and work the mines alongside the Dacian population that can be seen on Trajan's Column submitting to Trajan during the Dacian Wars.
The Dacians in Roman territory adopted the religion and language of the conquerors (but whether the Romanian language, a Romance language, developed from this Romanization in Dacia is disputed: see Origin of Romanians).
koz.vianet.ca /boshis15.htm   (2189 words)

 The Individualist: Indo-European languages
Tocharian languages, extinct tongues of the Tocharians, extant in two dialects, attested from roughly the 6th century.
Archaic Proto-Indo-European languages occur in the Balkans, in the Danube valley (Linear Pottery culture), and possibly in the Bug-Dniestr area (Eastern Linear pottery culture).
The main strength of the farming hypothesis lies in its linking of the spread of Indo-European languages with an archeologically known event that likely involved major population shifts: the spread of farming (though the validity of basing a linguistics theory on archeological evidence remains disputed).
www.dadamo.com /wiki/wiki.pl/Indo-European_languages   (2192 words)

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Strabo's affirmation about the Dacians speaking the same language as the Getae (VII, 3, 13) is of no greater value than the assertion of Italian travellers in the Rumanian countries in the 16th century about Rumanian being a dialect of Italian.
The absence in the Rumanian language of an inherited Roman name for this great river is not compatible with the theory of an ancient home-land of the early Rumanians along ("on both shores of") the lower Danube.
I.I. Russu: Limba traco-dacilor The Language of the Thraco-Dacians], 1967, pp.
www.hungarian-history.hu /lib/pas/pas03.htm   (1737 words)

 The History of the Romanian Language
It is interesting to note the types of words that remain in the language from the Dacian era.
It is natural for words to remain from a proto language that have to do with the body and familial relations because these are common topics of conversation in every civilization.
It is apparent that the Slavs acquired the Latin language because of the absence of many emotional terms of Latin origin in the Romanian language.
linguistics.byu.edu /classes/ling450ch/reports/romanian.html   (2034 words)

 Romanian Translation Services - Translators English/Romanian
Many exclusively Romanian words found in all dialects of the language, or with an Albanian language cognate, are considered to have been inherited from Dacian.
After Rome conquered the Dacian territory, it was made a Roman province where Vulgar Latin became the primary means of communication.
As a result of its geographical isolation, the Romanian language was likely the first language that broke away from Latin and, until modern times, has not been influenced by other Romance languages.
www.greentranslations.com /romanian-translation.html   (258 words)

 Ciprian Stefan Mancas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Romania means in Latin the land of the Romans, and it was conquered in year 105 by Trajan emperor of the Roman Empire.
The ancient civilization of Dacia was almost destroyed and the Dacian language was extinguished.
Dacian language was very closely related to Sanskrit.
pegasus.cc.ucf.edu /~smancas   (245 words)

 Thracian language - 1
The Thracian language was the language of the ancient population of the modern Thracia and several adjacent regions.
The newest studies point out that, besides Thracia, Thracian was also spoken to the west of the Ossogovo mountain, along the upper course of the Bregalnica river and further to the west of the lower course of the river Vardar (Axios) including the modern city of Thessalonica and its environs.
The comparative studies with the Baltic languages were very helpful in the case of some unclear personal and geographical Thracian names and provided new insights into the Thracian vocabulary.
members.tripod.com /~Groznijat/thrac/thrac_1.html   (583 words)

 ROMANIAN the closest to CLASSICAL LATIN | Antimoon Forum
APA (water) in Romanian is inherited from Sanskrit APA (identical) and was not inherited from Latin AQUA derived from APA (Sanskrit).
I believe this because Romanian couldn't have survived as a Latin language in such a geographical location, which was a focal point for barbarians entering the Roman Empire south of the danube (after 271 AD).
And regarding the Dacian language with an unknown ancestry.
www.antimoon.com /forum/t2129-300.htm   (2043 words)

 Vinereanu_11   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The root is found in many languages such as Baltic and Celtic languages having the same meaning as in Latin.
In most these languages as in Latin and Romanian, this PIE root yielded forms in various IE languages meaning either god or day or in most cases meaning both.
As we have seen, in many instances that we have pairs of words with the same basic meaning in Latin or Dacian, but most of the time they are not interchangeable in Romanian as it happens in modern English with words of Germanic and respectively of French origin.
www.iatp.md /dava/Vinereanu_11/vinereanu_11.html   (3437 words)

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Stefanoski is not a linguist, he is thoroughly acquainted with the Macedo-Romanian language, and this fact allows him to decipher the old texts with some ease.
He proves that the multitude of inscriptions found south of the Danube are written in a language different from Greek and Latin.
They go on speaking their language, thousands of years old, a language that has undergone all the inherent changes throughout the milleniums.
www.dacia.org /history/am-mac-e.html   (5790 words)

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