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The Alphabet & the Origins of Writing


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shows that modern alphabets are based on ancient alphabets rooted in syllabic scripts of the ancient world (Sumer, Egypt, Iran, Anatolia, Crete, Cyprus)






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World Rivers LexiLine? Logo Name Origins
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World River Names

and Water Words



For a longer article on Water Words go to that link.

Many of the names of world rivers
(e.g. Donau, Don, Danube, Dnieper, Dniester)
relate in origin to water words
that describe flow,
 viz. water channel, viz. a channeled topography.

Latvian ūdens ("water"), ūdeņi ("waters")
Latvian vadi ("channels")
Lithuanian vanduo
("water")
Russian
vodá
("water")
English
water
Arabic wādin whence
English
wadi
"valley, gully or stream bed"

In view of Lithuanian vanduo ("water"), it is thus also clear that Baltic peoples like the ancient Vends had to be and were water navigators.

Water words also derive from the SOURCE of water, a subtle difference not appreciated by modern linguists.

Latvian aka ("a well, water well")
Spanish agua ("water")
Latin aqua ("water")


Wetness or dampness is yet a different "water word",
defining water by its "sense" character as a fluid:

Latvian mitrs ("damp, wet - slapjš")
French
mouillé ("wet")
German
naß ("wet") English moist
Egyptian mw ("water")
Arabic
maa' ("water")
Swahili maji ("liquid")

Fullness, breadth or overflow is yet another "water word"

Latvian pilns ("full")
Latvian plūdi ("floods")
Latvian plats ("wide")

Combining the above two
we get the Hebrew term
for "the Great Flood"
mabbul
i.e. ma-bbul.

Looking at a few famous world rivers
and their current etymologies,
I have some speculative thoughts:



TIGRIS


The River TIGRIS
(English "wa-Ters", hydro-)
Turkish DICLE
and Arabic DIJLA "arrow" may not be original.

The term possibly relates to Indo-European
e.g. Latvian TEKLIS, TEKLĪTis (diminutive) "flowing",
DIEGIS "thread, channel"
Latvian ŪDRIS or ŪDENIS viz. ŪDENS "water",
Greek HYDRO- HUDRO-, Indo-European *WED,
Akkadian IDI-KLAT , Biblical HIDD-EKEL,
whence Latvian KRĀC- "rapids, noisy"
Indo-European *kele ("CLAmor, noise").
Indo-European *WED-*KELE
whence Latvian VE-DEKLIS "carrier, flower".


EUPHRATES


The River EUPHRATES
(English "flood, flat, Platte River")
Akkadian PURATTU, Biblical PERATH,
Turkish FIRAT, Arabic FURAT

Possibly related to Indo-European,
e.g. Latvian UPE, UPELĪTE (diminutive) "river",
PURv- "silty, boggy, marshy"
PLŪDU- "(of) flood(ing)",
but also Latvian BRĒC- "noisy",

In Latvian there is a saying
"
ŪDENS KRĀC un UPE BRĒC",
which means
The water "roars" and the river "bellows"
i.e. these would be the Tigris and Euphrates.


MISSISSIPPI


The River MISSISSIPPI
American Indian name
allegedly meaning "BIG muddy"
which of course would be a ridiculous name
for this gigantic river which would
never be name for "mud".

Possibly related in ancient times to Indo-European, e.g.
Latvian MILZIS-UPE "giant river, big river"
> MISSISS-IPPI


WINNIPEG


The River WINNIPEG
allegedly Indian Cree
win nipee
"little muddy water,"
which does not fit the Winnipeg river at all
since the Winnipeg river is not "weany" but is
a "rapid river" on which "numerous
falls and rapids hinder navigation" and which is
used today to produce Manitoba's electric power supply.

Possibly related to Indo-European
e.g. Latvian VILN-UPE "wavy, rapid river"
> WINN-IPEG.








 

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