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#210580 - 04/22/13 06:31 PM Not just a camel
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
I googled bactrian, to make sure I'd remembered the correct number of humps, and to my surprise found this:
The Bactrian language (Bactrian: αρια, arya), also known as Altbaktrish, is an extinct Eastern Iranian language ... Bactrian was natively known as αρια or "Arya" language. Because Bactrian was written predominantly in an alphabet based on the Greek script ... Among Indo-Iranian languages, the use of the Greek script is unique to Bactrian.
Edit--shoot, sorry about the numbers; I don't know how to make the true depiction show here.
Edited by Jackie (04/22/13 06:32 PM)
#210581 - 04/22/13 07:06 PM Re: Not just a camel [Re: Jackie]
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Arya: source of Aryan???
Arya: name of main character in "Game of Thrones"._________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----
#210587 - 04/22/13 10:35 PM Re: Not just a camel [Re: Jackie]
Not sure, Jackie, but something is wrong with your account.
(Bactrian: αρια, arya) ... Bactrian was natively known as αρια or "Arya" language.
Anyway, yes Arya is an Indo-Iranian term (Sanskrit, Old Persian/Avestan). It's an ethnonym, but suffered from misuse in the last century by some Germans and other folks. Some more from Wikipedia:Quote:Bactria (from Βακτριανή, the Hellenized version of Old Persian Bāxtri; Bactrian: Baktra; Persian/Pashto: باختر Bākhtar; Tajik: Бохтар; Chinese: 大夏 Dàxià) is the ancient name of a historical region located south of the Amu Darya and west of Gandhara._________________________
Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#210606 - 04/23/13 08:31 PM Re: Not just a camel [Re: zmjezhd]
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
ethnonym Thanks! So I guess the people who lived there were called Bactrians also?
#211073 - 05/22/13 03:58 AM Re: Not just a camel [Re: Jackie]
Loc: New Zealand
Hi Jackie- Semi-related but not as profound as the comments delving into Arya language, the way I remember camels and number of humps is easily solved thus: Bactrian (like its starting B turned side-on with two humps) and Dromedary (like its starting D turned side-on with one hump)
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