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Elamite and Turkish

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Submitted by Sm Sullivan (United States), Nov 25, 2013 at 04:20

Dr. Selahi Diker is correct in identifying Elamite as a Turkic language.

Elamite Turkish

mother amma anne

father atta Ata

sky kik koek

one kir bir

water zul su

noble shalu soylu

meat ishti et

Anyone who wants to verify what I've written can read George Starostin's article about the affinities of Elamite, which contains about 60 Elamite Swadesh list words. Go to the Bab.la Turkish/English translation site and look up the Turkish for each Elamite word. You'll find that I'm right, and so is Dr. Diker, (about Elamite, anyway).

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