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Avestan Dictionary!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:54 pm
Author: HeminKurdistani
Here is a nice Avestan dictionary. http://www.avesta.org/avdict/avdict.htm
Avestan was one of the most important Arian languages. It's linguistic classification is still uncertain, because we still have not any good knowledge of most of old Iranian languages. Some say it is east Iranic some say west Iranic. But we know that it shares a significant philological isogolesses with poorly known language of Mede, than old Persian.

Here are some similar cognates of Avestan with modern Kurdish:
Avestan: modern Kurdish
Hamina: (Kurdish: Havin/hawin) (Kurdish spelling: Havîn/Hawîn) (English: summer)
Masya: (Kurdish: Masi) (Kurdish spelling: Masî) (English: fish)
Ve: (Kurdish: heve/êwe) (English: you)
Bareza: (Kurdish: Barz, barzai) (in Kurdish spelling: berz, berzayi), (English: height, mountain) (this word is also borrowed by muslims Kuran
:wink: )
Kanya:(Kurdish:Kani), (kurdish spelling: keni) (English: girl)
Azem: (Kurdish: az), (Kurdish spelling: ez) (old persian: adam) (I)
Maza: (Kurdish: mazn) (kurdish spelling: mezin) (English great, big)
Merekae: (Kurdish: Mirishk) (English: hen)
Pasu: (Kurdish: paz) (Kurdish spelling: pez) (English: sheep)
Zhnun: azhno (kurdish spelling: Ejno) (knee)
Ahma: (and in some cases ava) am, av, aw, (Kurdish spelling: em, ev, ew) (this, that, we) (This one is really really intersting because the word has several meanings and all its modern Kurdish equivalents are very similar and in some dialects the same :lol: :lol: )
Jan- :Jin ( plus ending of 'in') (Kurdish speling: Cinîn) (smite)
Peretum: (Kurdish: pird) (English: bridge)

And there are much more similar cognates....


Any comments?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:32 am
Author: Lyn
I found link you may find of interest.:
http://www.farvardyn.com/avesta.php

Re: Avestan Dictionary!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:47 am
Author: Lyn
I forgot to mention that I do see alot of similarities, especially:
Hamina: Havin/hawin (summer)
Bareza: Barz, barzai (in Kurdish spelling: berz, berzayi), (height, mountain) (this word is also borrowed by muslims Kuran
:wink: )
Kanya: Kani, (kurdish spelling: keni) (girl)
Azem: az, (Kurdish spelling: ez) (old persian: adam) (I)
Maza: mazn (kurdish spelling: mezin) (great, big)
Pasu: paz (kurdish spelling: pez) (sheep)
Ahma: (and in some cases ava) am, av, aw, (Kurdish spelling: em, ev, ew) (this, that, we) (This one is really really intersting because the word has several meanings and all its modern Kurdish equivalents are very similar and in some dialects the same.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:24 am
Author: HeminKurdistani
Thank you for your comment, Lyn. (I thought no one is intersted in this topic!)

But what abot ''masya'' and ''masi''? are not this two similar?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:19 pm
Author: Diri
Thank you Hemin :)


Interesting topic...


But it was a bit confusing since the standard Kurdish latînî isn't used? I mean if that list you provided is from the site...

Hmmm... Let me check...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:21 pm
Author: Diri
That dictionary was confusing...

But still - very nice to know it's out there! :P

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:03 pm
Author: HeminKurdistani
Diri wrote:Thank you Hemin :)


Interesting topic...


But it was a bit confusing since the standard Kurdish latînî isn't used? I mean if that list you provided is from the site...

Hmmm... Let me check...

Because the Avestan words are written in a different spelling, writting Kurdish words only in Kurdish alphabet makes it confusing; for this reason I wrote them in following order:

Avestan word in English spelling, Kurdish world in English spelling, Kurdish word in Kurdish spelling, english translation.

I tried to edit the list in order to make it look easier.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:18 pm
Author: Diri
HeminKurdistani wrote:
Diri wrote:Thank you Hemin :)


Interesting topic...


But it was a bit confusing since the standard Kurdish latînî isn't used? I mean if that list you provided is from the site...

Hmmm... Let me check...

Because the Avestan words are written in a different spelling, writting Kurdish words only in Kurdish alphabet makes it confusing; for this reason I wrote them in following order:

Avestan word in English spelling, Kurdish world in English spelling, Kurdish word in Kurdish spelling, english translation.

I tried to edit the list in order to make it look easier.


Yes I noticed, that they use a different latin version... :)

Thanks though...

It's interesting to see how many similarities there are...

And by the way - you wrote:

"Ahma: (and in some cases ava) am, av, aw, (Kurdish spelling: em, ev, ew) (this, that, we)"

But you forgot: Eve and Ême (along with em, ev/ew) :)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:40 am
Author: Lyn
HeminKurdistani wrote:Thank you for your comment, Lyn. (I thought no one is intersted in this topic!)

But what abot ''masya'' and ''masi''? are not this two similar?

You´re right, those are similar as well.