Sentenza wrote:Ancient Tribes of America wrote:Sentenza wrote:Well and one thing i want to throw in.....Navajo do NOT understand Chinese. So much is for sure.
Actually, many many linguistic academics would disagree with you.
http://www.1421.tv/pages/evidence/conte ... enceID=202¡¤ Navajo elders understand Chinese (Jim Tanner and John Ting)
¡¤ Zuni understand Japanese (Jim Tanner and Nancy Yaw Davis).
Similarities between Zuni and Jomon of Japan (F Lizuka)
¡¤ Lake Tahoe. "Ta Ho" is Chinese for "Big Lake." (Jeff Spira and KK Tan)
¡¤ Native American people of the Klamath River region can still identify Chinese words and intonations (Michael Pincus)
¡¤ Yosemite - Yo Se Mi Te taken together in Chinese means magnificent mountain, beautiful place. It's now a national park in Northern California;
Suisan Bay - Sui is water & San is hill; taken together Suisan is ¡®Water & Hill Bay¡¯. Located in Northern California near Sacramento - Ben Young
¡¤ On the arrival of the Europeans to the east coast of American they heard the local Indians speak of ¡®moccocine¡¯ being the skin stiched foot wear. The Mongolian word for their foot wear is ¡®managocine¡¯ which translated into English means ¡° Our foot wear¡± (Dorsha Unkow)
Ive read those links and have to admit, that they re interesting.
It may be true, that people from other parts of Asia migrated to America (which also those links do not prove, it is just a theory by now)
One thing that confuses me though is that it is despite the fact that it maybe true, that lets say, Japanese people migrated to America, it is very unlikely that Native Americans, even if some oft them are related to Japanese, still would understand the language.
This contradicts every linguistical logic, because if they migrated a few thousand years ago, like it is stated on the site, the language would have changed so dramatically, that they would definitely not be able to understand anything of it anymore.
An example: We all speak english which originated due to the mixing of at least 4 different languages: Latin (Romans), Celtic(the "natives" of England), German(Anglo-Saxons) and Danish (Vikings).
English started to develope the way we know it approximately 1000 Years ago.
No one in this forum would be able to understand to understand a single word of original Old English, cause languages change drastically over the Centuries.
I once had a Linguistic Course in College and scientists state, that it "only" takes a language ca. 500 Years of development to change so much that the speakers of this language will not able to understand the old version of it.
So if we take this into consideration, it is impossible that native americans are able to understand asian languages from thousands of years ago, even if they descended partially from them.
But it might be possible, that they understand certain phrases or words by incident.
To put a long story short. Ill read more about this theory cause it is interesting.
But also, what would it change if there was a Migration of Japanese/Chinese people to Northern America?
Native Americans are of Asian origin anyways, it doesnt make a difference to me if of Sibirian origin or Japanese.
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