01 – GERMANICO RUNES… A FINNISH ALPHABET
Finnish runes and Finnish phonology
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At the beginning of the second millennium B.C. a runic alphabet consisting of 16 letters was already in existence in Flavia, a region in the north of Europe. It was used by Flavio populations and born out of the need to write down a Finnic language from which modern Finnish is derived.
When the Indo-Europeans arrived in Europe from the steppe, they did not have an alphabet and were not able to write
In the second half of the second millennium B.C. the Germanici, a population of mixed Flavio-Steppico origin, began to use the Flavio runic script and to modify the pronunciation of some letters. Then they started to add letters to the end of the alphabet and then, finally, to insert others at other points in the alphabet. In total they added an “ætt”. The Runes became an alphabet of 24 letters. But as soon as the Germanici left, the Vikings went back to writing with a 16-letter alphabet which was congruent with their ancient phonology. Such a strange and drastic reduction of phonemes has so far been unexplained and inexplicable!
The Indo-Europeanists maintain that Indo-European was an [o] language, that became [a] language for a certain, proto-Germanico period, and then returned to being an [o] language in modern Germanic languages. The [a] period was a mutation brought about by the underlying Finnic substratum, which did not have the [o]. For the same reason, in Flavia, the movable Indo-European accent became fixed on the first syllable.
When the Indo-Europeans arrived, the Finnics already knew not only how to write, but even how to…. speak!!!
The phonology of ancient Europe was very limited, while that of the Indo-European newcomers was rich in aspirated and sonorous consonants. Modern European phonology developed from the mixing of the languages of these two peoples: Flavii and Steppici. This process was, however, incompatible with some of the “laws” of Indoeuropeanism.
One of Grimm’s “laws” for example was …. just another of his fairy tales!
Before the arrival of the Indo-Europeans, Europe almost certainly had its own phonological homogeneity, if not a complete linguistic one, with the sole exception perhaps, of the Basque lands.