Strange Similarities Between Celtic & Semitic Languages!

Added on Mar 24, 2019 From Langfocus

This video is about the surprising similarities between Celtic languages (like Irish and Welsh) and Semitic languages (like Arabic and Hebrew).

Special thanks to Lamiae Kadiri for her Arabic samples, Tirion Kerr for his Welsh samples, and Patrick (Youtube channel: Patchy Gaelic) for his Irish (Gaelic) samples.

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Sources include:

1) Jongeling, Comparing Welsh and Hebrew (2000)

2) Steve Hewitt, Remarks on the Insular Celtic/Hamito-Semitic Question.

3) Germania Semitica by Theo Vennemann gen. Nierfeld
4) A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax
By Bill T. Arnold, John H. Choi

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AbdullahS469 Says:

Jun 13, 2021 - I am not a language expert but for me I think these similarities are natural, but maybe for non-Semitic languages speakers it would sound strange because they are used for another grammatical structure and these shared similarities will be noticeable for them, I am not sure but I think if you searched for similarities between another two languages from different families you could find some, which would be predictable as all languages were developed in humans minds and conscious.
Thanks for the interesting episode.

Para Lee Says:

Jun 13, 2021 - I've also heard that the Phoenicians influenced the Druidic religion as well so they brought more than their language with them if thats true lol

gabhánach de nógla Says:

Jun 13, 2021 - The only proper study done on Irish was by
Julius Pokorny (12 June 1887 – 8 April 1970) the Austrian-Czech linguist, he listed 64 Hamito-Semitic features in the Irish language.

https://www.academia.edu/283231/Remarks_on_the_Insular_Celtic_Hamito_Semitic_question

Keith Mayhew Hammond Says:

Jun 12, 2021 - I can't pretend to not find it a tad funny that the biblical account of the Tower of Babel is never considered as a theory in these matters. It would fit perfectly with the biblical account. But I guess it would not fit with the current anti-taking-anything-religious-seriously movement; and I guess I understand why no one wishes to bite the hands that feed them.

JungleCatStudio Says:

Jun 12, 2021 - Not just language, but i've noticed similaries in the art as well.

Zareena Bonda Says:

Jun 12, 2021 - I am more interested into why this is the case.

ciarantheanarchist Says:

Jun 11, 2021 - Irish Gaeilge has no first-person possessive. It's not "I have a brother", it's "there is a brother by me".

ciarantheanarchist Says:

Jun 11, 2021 - Ancient Gaeilge is much closer to Greek and Latin. The word order/syntax in Gaeilge is not fixed, rather it traditionally has a free word order like Latin. That's a more recent phenomenon in modern spoken Gaeilge.

Kit Arvin Says:

Jun 11, 2021 - The great ancestors of the Celtic tribes have inter married with the descendants of the ancient middle eastern people who took refuge in the Celtic land few thousand years ago after the collapse of the Egyptian empires. Some of the modern day Celtic descendants have some degree of the north African and middle eastern DNA in their blood.

Cultural exchange has been happening since centuries ago across the globe due to trade, refugees who fled collapsed empires and so on. For instance, some modern day Koreans can trace their DNA ancestry back to southern India as centuries ago, a south Indian princess was married to a Korean prince. Korean language have started to absorb Tamil words since then.

John C Says:

Jun 11, 2021 - I'm a first language Irish speaker, and I never heard of the similarities before now, it's really interesting, iontach ar spéisiúil ar fad!



https://celtic.chat.irish/ This video is about the surprising similarities between Celtic languages (like Irish and Welsh) and Semitic languages (like Arabic and Hebrew). Special thanks to Lamiae Kadiri for her Arabic samples, Tirion Kerr for his Welsh samples, and Patrick (Youtube channel: Patchy Gaelic) for his Irish (Gaelic) samples. Support Langfocus on Patreon: http://patreon.com/langfocus Special thanks to these current patrons: Andres Resendez Borgia, Anjo , Auguste Fields, Behnam Esfahbod, Bennett Seacrist, Brandon Gonzalez, Brian Michalowski, Fiona de Visser, Georgina Toland, Guillermo Jimenez, Jacob Madsen, John Moffat, Matthew Etter, Michael Arbagi, Michael Cuomo, Nobbi Lampe-Strang, Patrick W., Paul Boychuk, Rosalind Resnick, Ruben Sanchez Jr, Sebastian Langshaw, ShadowCrossZero. Victoria Goh, Vincent David, Yuko Sunda, [APG]RoboCop[CL], Adam Fitch, Adam Powell, Adam Vanderpluym, Alberto del Angel, Alex Hanselka, Ali Muhammed Alshehri, Andrew Hopkins, Andrew Woods, Angeline Biot, Artur Kondrashin, Ashley Dierolf, Atsushi Yoshida, Avital Levant, Bartosz Czarnotta, Brent Warner, Brian Begnoche, Brian Morton, Bron X, Bruce Schultz, Bruce Stark, Bruno Filippi, Carl saloga, Charis T'Rukh, Christian Langreiter, Christopher Lowell, David Anglin, David LeCount, Diane Young, divad, Divadrax, Don Ross, Donald Tilley, Duha54rus, Edward Wilson, Elzbieta Koziel, Eric Loewenthal, Erin Robinson Swink, fatimahl, Florian Breitwieser, Frank Sellers, Gary Walker, Gemmy, Grace Wagner, Gus Polly, Hannes Egli, Harry Kek, Henri Saussure, James and Amanda Soderling, James Lillis, Jens Aksel Takle, Jessica Morris, JESUS FERNANDO MIRANDA BARBOSA, JL Bumgarner, John Masucci, Justin Faist, Kevin J. Baron, Klaw117, Kristian Erickson, Laura Morland, Leo Barudi, Lincoln Hutton, Lorraine Inez Lil, M.Aqeel Afzal, Mahmoud Hashemi, Margaret Langendorf, Mariana Bentancor, Mark, Mark Grigoleit, Mark Kemp, Maurice Chou, Merrick Bobb, Michael Regal, Mike Frysinger, mimichi, Mohammed A. Abahussain, Nicholas Gentry, Nicole Tovar, Oleksandr Ivanov, Panot, Pauline Pavon, Paulla Fetzek, Peter Andersson, Peter Nikitin, Peter Scollar, Pomax, Raymond Thomas, Renato Paroni de Castro, Rick Gerritzen, Rob Hoskins, Robert Sheehan, Roland Seuhs, Ronald Brady, Saffo Papantonopoulou, Scott Irons, Scott Russell, Sergio Pascalin, Shoji AKAO, Sierra Rooney, Simon Blanchet, Spartak Kagramanyan, Steeven Lapointe, Stefan Reichenberger, Suzanne Jacobs, Sven Onnerstad, Theophagous, Thomas Chapel, Tomáš Pauliček, Tryggurhavn, veleum, Violetta Suaveterre, William O Beeman, William Shields, yasmine jaafar, Éric Martin. Sources include: 1) Jongeling, Comparing Welsh and Hebrew (2000) 2) Steve Hewitt, Remarks on the Insular Celtic/Hamito-Semitic Question. 3) Germania Semitica by Theo Vennemann gen. Nierfeld 4) A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax By Bill T. Arnold, John H. Choi The following images were used under Creative Commons ShareAlike license: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IE_expansion.png. Author: Dbachmann https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Semitic_1st_AD.svg. Author: Rafy. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Megalithic_Culture.PNG. Author: TharkunColl. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gezer_calendar_close_up.jpg. Author: oncenawhile. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:East-Hem_050bc.jpg. Author: Thomas Lessman. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:East-Hem_050bc.jpg. Author: Thomas Lessman. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Celtic_expansion_in_Europe.png. Authors: QuartierLatin1968,The Ogre,Dbachmann; derivative work Rob984. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IndoEuropeanTree.svg. Author: Mandrak. Still images including transformations of the above images are available for use under Creative Commons ShareAlike license.