The Etruscan language has been difficult to analyze. Long thought an isolate, consensus now holds that it is related to languages in the Alps and the Aegean island of Lemnos. It was superseded by Latin and was written in an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet; this alphabet was the source of the Latin alphabet. It is also believed to be the source of certain important cultural words of Western Europe such as 'military' and 'person,' which do not have obvious Indo-European roots.

The Etruscan language has been difficult to analyze. Long thought an isolate, consensus now holds that it is related to languages in the Alps and the Aegean island of Lemnos. It was superseded by Latin and was written in an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet; this alphabet was the source of the Latin alphabet. It is also believed to be the source of certain important cultural words of Western Europe such as 'military' and 'person,' which do not have obvious Indo-European roots.

The RAS'NA(Etruscan) Alphabet    The Etruscan language is universally accepted as an isolated case. It cannot be shown conclusively to be related to any other language, living or dead, except for a couple of sparsely attested extinct languages.  Here they used ancient Greek an Phoenicians signs to fit their still mysterious language..

The RAS'NA(Etruscan) Alphabet The Etruscan language is universally accepted as an isolated case. It cannot be shown conclusively to be related to any other language, living or dead, except for a couple of sparsely attested extinct languages. Here they used ancient Greek an Phoenicians signs to fit their still mysterious language..

Etruscan Language This temple and (this) statue have been dedicated to Uni / Astarte. Thefariei Velianas, head of the community, donated it for the worship of our peoples. This gift of this temple and sanctuary and the consecration of its boundaries during his three year term in the month of Xurvar(June?) in this way, and in Alsase (July?) this record together with the divinity/statue shall thus be buried by order of the Zilach that the years may outlast the stars

Etruscan Language This temple and (this) statue have been dedicated to Uni / Astarte. Thefariei Velianas, head of the community, donated it for the worship of our peoples. This gift of this temple and sanctuary and the consecration of its boundaries during his three year term in the month of Xurvar(June?) in this way, and in Alsase (July?) this record together with the divinity/statue shall thus be buried by order of the Zilach that the years may outlast the stars

Etruscan writing Nous savons déchiffrer la langue étrusque mais nous ne la comprenons pas. Pourtant l'origine de bien des mots français vient de l'étrusque : ainsi monde vient du mot étrusque mundus qui signie trou puant conduisant à l'enfer. Certains dieux du panthéon romain viennent de la civilation étrusque comme Janus qui vient du dieu étrusque Ani.

Etruscan writing Nous savons déchiffrer la langue étrusque mais nous ne la comprenons pas. Pourtant l'origine de bien des mots français vient de l'étrusque : ainsi monde vient du mot étrusque mundus qui signie trou puant conduisant à l'enfer. Certains dieux du panthéon romain viennent de la civilation étrusque comme Janus qui vient du dieu étrusque Ani.

200 BCE. The Tabula Cortonensis, a bronze plaque with 8 pieces and riveted handle. It may be a contract related to the division of realty and chattel. It is a primary resource for the etruscan language with 34 known words and an equal number of previously unattested Etruscan words. The  Ǝ (a reversed epsilon) implies that, at least in the Etruscan dialect spoken in Cortona has a different sound  than E. 32 horizontal lines of text, about 30 letters long on the front and 8 on the back.

200 BCE. The Tabula Cortonensis, a bronze plaque with 8 pieces and riveted handle. It may be a contract related to the division of realty and chattel. It is a primary resource for the etruscan language with 34 known words and an equal number of previously unattested Etruscan words. The Ǝ (a reversed epsilon) implies that, at least in the Etruscan dialect spoken in Cortona has a different sound than E. 32 horizontal lines of text, about 30 letters long on the front and 8 on the back.

Etruscan bronze statuette of a haruspex wearing a pointed hat. C.600BC. Villa Giulia Etruscan national museum

Etruscan bronze statuette of a haruspex wearing a pointed hat. C.600BC. Villa Giulia Etruscan national museum

A map of the languages spoken in Iron Age Italy. All of these languages had an impact on the more modern Latin when Rome came to power and influenced and was influenced by these different languages.

A map of the languages spoken in Iron Age Italy. All of these languages had an impact on the more modern Latin when Rome came to power and influenced and was influenced by these different languages.

Etruscan Language  the inscribed gold plaques found at the site of the ancient sanctuary of Pyrgi, the port city of Caere, provide two texts; one in Etruscan and the other in Phoenician, of significant length (about 40 words) and of similar content. They are the equivalent of a bilingual inscription and thus offer substantial data for the elucidation of Etruscan by way of Phoenician, a known language. The find is also an important historical document, which records the dedication to the…

Etruscan Language the inscribed gold plaques found at the site of the ancient sanctuary of Pyrgi, the port city of Caere, provide two texts; one in Etruscan and the other in Phoenician, of significant length (about 40 words) and of similar content. They are the equivalent of a bilingual inscription and thus offer substantial data for the elucidation of Etruscan by way of Phoenician, a known language. The find is also an important historical document, which records the dedication to the…

MAZZANTI EVANTRA   The  Evantra made by Italian Coachbuilder Mazzanti is powered by a 7.0L V-8 NA engine with an impressive 701hp and 625ft-lbs of torque and a top speed of 350km/h. Evantra represents a unique and eternal object from the ancient Etruscan language. Very limited quantities will be made at $800K plus. Have they done well with this?

MAZZANTI EVANTRA The Evantra made by Italian Coachbuilder Mazzanti is powered by a 7.0L V-8 NA engine with an impressive 701hp and 625ft-lbs of torque and a top speed of 350km/h. Evantra represents a unique and eternal object from the ancient Etruscan language. Very limited quantities will be made at $800K plus. Have they done well with this?

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