Concepts

Base Ten Counting as the Extension of the Archetypical Base Five System of Basques & Slavs

The Basque and Slavic words for “FIVE” are derived from their words for “hand” or “fist”. Their words for “SIX” contain the vestigial feature of “with”. Both the Basque and Slavic words for “SEVEN” actually mean “with two more”. Numerals beyond four in non-Slav Indo-European languages have lost the sense of etymology derived from this manual and digital concept. While the RHYME and REASON for naming numerals is preserved in Slavic only, other parts of the phonemic structure of the numerals had been largely maintained in all Indo-European languages without the speakers’ understanding of the etymology. Thus, deep within the common Base Ten counting system is the archetypical Basque and Slavic Base Five arithmetic arrangement. More >>>

Tetrasoma

I am writing a short paper with the proposition that the four elements (earth, water, wind & fire) plus quintessence — were not a Greek invention but a product of a Slavic mindset. The idea is especially poignant to Slavic peoples contiguous to the Greeks. Kindly read the short paper below and consider if Macedonian has a word such as “veder” or in the case of Macedonian “vederto” which fits the Slovenian definition as “ether”. Even if modern Macedonian no longer has such a term, it remains quite likely that in antiquity it had. More >>>

100+ Monographs Indicating That Slavic Tongues Are Prototypical Of All Other Indo-European Languages

I have tried in vain to impose upon this work of mine a clear and concise system, which would have a place for everything and have everything in its place. The reality is that virtually each item impacts many other items and is impacted in turn by many. Thus, by imposing any one logical sequence – one invalidates a sequence or a system which may be more useful just a few lines later. The logic imposed upon this work is seldom linear but rather radial. Like in interstellar space the placement of each item is determined (for the moment) by the placement of other entities. The autonomous “MONOGRAPHS” are numbered and subsequently other monographs refer to those presented earlier and in a symbiotic way augment them and in turn are augmented. Thus the order of the monographs is largely inconsequential, and the numbering of the monographs mostly serves as points of reference. More >>>

Some Novel Views On The Prehistory Of Western Eurasia

Geo-political realities of the 19th Century AD had an inordinate impact upon the nomenclature of the then emerging field of linguistics. One trivial isogloss – for “One Hundred” in Avestian “Satem” and in Latin “Centum/Kentum” had become sacrosanct for many as the absolute divide between two forms of “Indo-Germanic” languages. A new system of understanding the Indo-European Languages as “Core” and “Peripheral” is proposed for the 21st Century. Certain developmental stages during the last 100,000 years are identified, and a paradigm shift is proposed. More >>>

The Four Elements Of The Ancient World As Seen Through The Eyes Of Ancient Slavs

Empedocles and Aristotle were two of ancient Greek philosophers who recognized all matter as being composed of FOUR ELEMENTS. The four elements which they identified were FIRE, WIND, WATER and EARTH. In modern terms we recognize them as SOLID, LIQUID, GAS and IONIZED GAS or PLASMA. One can argue that the concept of the four elements is more the intellectual property of the ancient Slavs than of the ancient Greeks. In Slavic languages the words for the FOUR ELEMENTS have a conspicuous and uncanny phonetic consistency. All of the Slavic languages have very similar words for the four elements with only very minor differences in pronunciation. For sake of parsimony Czech will be largely used here and other Slavic forms will be invoked only where they augment understanding. More >>>

Across Eurasia The Words For “Elephant” Are Remarkably Similar — Rejected

Early in March 2013 I hurried to complete a paper for peer review and possible publication in a ZBORNIK (Journal) of a Veneti Society based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. (See below). Later in March 2013 I went on a series of safaris in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Quite naturally my paper and the WORDS FOR ELEPHANT were still on my mind as I rode an AFRICAN Elephant. While riding the African Elephant I indeed was looking for answers in all the right places. Riding on an Asian Elephant is rather common. Riding on an AFRICAN ELEPHANT is very rare. Just for sake of curiosity I asked what were the local words for Elephant. Imagine how exited I was when the first word which I learned for Elephant was tlou. More >>>

Instrument for Measuring Linguistic Distance Between Indo-European Languages — Rejected

I am totally satisfied that my method of calculating the linguistic distance between Slavic and other Indo-European languages is original as well as adequate, efficient, elegant and parsimonious. I recognize that English (which started in the Balto-Slavic Cradle — subsequently — absorbed many Celtic and Italic features to become “Germanic”– was transplanted onto the Celtic Island of England as AngloSaxon — was subjugated by the Norman Conquest and had ingested Greek & Latin vocabulary as well colonial imports from India and other colonies). IT is a language where I can have a reading between ZERO and TWENTY FOUR. One has to apply a more “generous” conditions for rhyme. Alas, English can be classified as Either Germanic or Latinic language (especially after the Norman Conquest) and thus it is outside of my system. I also have the word Ukrainian misspelled on one of my charts. More >>>

Numerical Rhyme As An Instrument Measuring Time/Space Between Indo-European Languages – Rejected

In the Zbornik of the Conference Series 2003/2004 “Origin of the Slovenians” Traces of European Past I had published the observation that Slavic Numerals Rhyme. It is my desire to elaborate on this observation and to create an instrument which calculates the Space/Time of the Evolution/Devolution of the many Indo-European languages from their Proto-Slavic Prototype. The Definition of Numerical Rhyme for the purposes of this paper is a formula, which calculates the sum of consonants, vowel and (in future work) semi-vowels and palatalizations in a set of numerals from one to ten in a given language. More >>>

Petr’s Slavic Publications

Most of Petr’s publications are available at Annual Journals of Slavic Venetologigal Research.