|Comparative linguistics - Scythian, Saka, Avestan|
Posted by: Dryasko on Dec. 29, 2022, 02:47
is it possible to compare Scythian to other languages? When will it be available?
Posted by: Vincent on Dec. 30, 2022, 04:39
I don't have any Scythian word list. However, I have older Iranian languages in a bigger database. Old Saka is probably the nearest but I think I have a very incomplete list. Scythian and Avestan might have been quite close from one another in that time and Avestan sources are very good of course.
Here are interesting comparisons with Saka:
Saka to Avestan language comparison -> Distance=43
Saka to Sogdian language comparison -> Distance=41
Saka to Persian language comparison -> Distance=44
But I think there is some potential for improvement in the sources.
Blog author: Vincent Beaufils