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From: ellen Levy <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Aryan, Arian, Arianism....
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 18:14:18 -0800 (PST)
In-Reply-To: <3b2a446a0612161720u54198bceo5441bee38ea06d85@mail.gmail.com>


So tiresome & pointless, Sasson.

Ellen Coffman

--- Sasson Margaliot <>
wrote:

> On 12/17/06, ellen Levy <>
> wrote:
>
> > Sasson:
> >
> > I'm referring to an earlier email to the list in
> which
> > your were discussing the "concept" of Aryan racial
> > supremacy.
>
> I did not use the word "CONCEPT" reffering to
> "supremacy", only to the
> linguistic and scientific theories.
>
>
> > You weren't talking about 19th century linguistics
>
> I was specifically talking about the mainstream
> science in 19th and
> early 20th century.
>
> > "As more genetic, historic and linguistic evidence
> is
> > accumulated, we know that the concept is wrong.
> But
> > hundred years ago, it was a hypothetical
> possibility
> > that scientists were considering, and it turned
> out to
> > be wrong."
>
> I said HUNDRED YEARS AGO - it makes it 1906.
>
> This is how the term "Aryan Race" is described in
> "Encylopaedia Britannica"
> in article about English Language: of 1911:
>
> "Of the original home of the so-called primitive
> Aryan race,
> whose language was the parent Indo-European, nothing
> is certainly known,
> though the subject has called forth many
> conjectures;
> the present tendency is to seek it in Europe
> itself."
>
> English scientists did not know that such "race" or
> "tribe" did not
> exist, or what is going to happen 30 years later.
>
> Another quotation from Britannica 1911:
>
> "The tribe can hardly have occupied an extensive
> area at first,
> but its language came by degrees to be diffused over
> the greater part of Europe
> and some portion of Asia. Among those whose Aryan
> descent is generally
> recognized as beyond dispute are the Teutons, to
> whom the Angles and
> Saxons belonged. "
>
> The concept of "Aryan race", as mentioned in the
> Encylopedia of 1911,
> was the scientific "current thinking" of that time.
>
>
> Sasson Margaliot
>
>
>
>
>
> > So what would even be your point of indicating
> > "similarities" between German and Indo-Aryan
> > languages? What are those similarities, Sasson,
> and
> > what is the relevance to the discussion?
>
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