Pillar from the Tomb of the Claudii in Cerveter. Late fourth century.
laris avle larisal clenar sval cn šuthi cerichunce apac atic sanišva thui cesu clavtiethurasi
'Laris (and) Avle, sons of Laris, (while) living made this tomb. Both father and mother, deceased (?), lie here. For the family (?) of the Claudii'
Viridzen wrote:But how do we know that these words come from Hurrian, anyway? This just seems like all those people that use some other language and say, "Look at how I used it to decipher Etruscan!" But, can they actually demonstrate any connection and uniform sound changes between Etruscan (what we know of it certainly, anyways) and anything else? I was going to try to compare Etruscan and some other languages to see, but I never got around to it.
Koko wrote:Etruscan and Hurrian come from the same parent, so it's hard to not believe that some Etruscan vocabulary is also from Hurrian.
Koko wrote:I know: it's sad. And the fact that an entire people become extinct all because of the Romans, makes me want to discover everything they left and decipher it ^^
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