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Erich Fred Legner






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       The efforts of Edo Nyland in translating ancient inscriptions have brought forth the development of a theory on the origin of languages.  Nyland proposed that the first language be called "Saharan" although later Catherine Acholonu of the Igbo culture in West Africa brought forth the realization that the Igbo language predated Saharan.  The main hypotheses and theory are shown as follows: [Also see Linguistics & Human Migrations & Language & African Prehistory].  This work explains from whence the first developed language originated and how it spread to other parts of the world.  For example, the central Asian Aryans' colonization of India brought with it the area's first language, which probably derived from Saharan but time naturally changed it to Sanskrit.



       Hypothesis 1: The Saharan Language was the language of the peoples living in the Sahara during the last Ice Age.  They had created the first true civilization on earth, possibly centered in West Africa south of lake Chad. As a result of deglaciation, starting about 16,000 bce., resulting in ever expanding desertification, these tribes were forced to flee for their lives, creating an exodus culminating between 7,000 and 3,500 bce (see Climate).  These refugees created four main secondary civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus Valley and Anatolia.  [The Saharan language was predated by a West African or Igbo Language:  see Catherine Acholonu]

Hypothesis 2: Portions of the Saharan language is still spoken as Dravidian in India (170 million speakers), as Ainu on the island of Hokkaido (18,000 speakers in 2005) and as Basque in Euskadi, Spain (800,000 speakers in 2005). Basque is likely the closest resembling the original language of the exodus.  Fortunately, there is a Basque dictionary, which enables a comprehension of what Saharan words mean.

       Hypothesis 3: The people of the exodus from the Sahara brought with them a matrilineal organized society, the nature based Goddess religion and the first highly developed language, maintained by very strong oral traditions.

Hypothesis 4: As a result of several major advances in a number of fields such as agriculture, metallurgy, domestication of the horse and camel, astronomy etc. the female-based religion was weakened and male domination arrived ca 3,000 bce. in Egypt, Mesopotamia and Anatolia, and about 1,500 bce. in India. The newcomers brought along learned priesthoods who proceeded to invert all aspects of the old religion, society, language, legends etc. A new language was invented for each large area and placed under the control of a king, e.g., Sumerian and Akadian in Mesopotamia, Old Egyptian in Egypt, Sanskrit and Hindi in India, Hebrew in Palestine, Hittite and Luvian in Anatolia etc. All these were the product of formulaic distortion and scholarly manipulation of the original Saharan Language. The Bible repeats the command to distort the original language in Genesis 11:7.

Hypothesis 5: These newly created languages were then introduced to the local populations by taking young boys into residential schools and forcing the new order onto them, where they were often brutally treated. The purpose was to destroy the old religion and language and the traditional oral teaching of wisdom, religion and legends, replacing it with a patriarchal vision of the world and civilization. They almost succeeded. The hidden sentences in the invented words can be decoded ) with the use of the Basque dictionary and a simple formula (see Saharan).


       Nyland (2001) proposed that all highly developed languages on earth (except possibly Chinese) could have been developed from the original Saharan Language, which in itself was also scholarly enhanced from the Neolithic substratum (e.g., Igbo Language). There exists no "family" of Indo-European or Semitic languages. There are no Indo-European or proto-Indo-European languages.  Scholars invented all these unstable languages. Only Saharan has remained relatively unchanged and is now spoken in an updated form as Basque.  [The Saharan Language was predated by the West African or Igbo Language:  see Catherine Acholonu]



[Please also see Evolution of Human Languages and The Indo-Europeans and the Concept of Language Families]






For further detail, please refer to:


       Nyland, Edo.  2001.  Linguistic Archaeology: An
     Introduction.   Trafford Publ., Victoria, B.C., Canada.

      ISBN 1-55212-668-4. 541 p. [ see abstract & summary]


      Nyland, Edo.  2002.  Odysseus and the Sea Peoples: A

           Bronze Age History of Scotland  Trafford Publ., Victoria,

           B.C., Canada.  307 p.   [see abstract & summary].