It is extremely probable that Etruscan is very old Hungarian. Some deny it, I do not. Older language researchers (who may have become "discredited" in Hungary for political reasons, which says very little about their linguistic theories, a Zionist will often accept Chomsky's work however anti-Palestinian he is and however pro-Palestinian Chomsky is) have cited Etruscan and even Sumerian in a series of older Fenno-Ugrian languages. Now, Sumerian - which I do not at all master, it is one thing to know how to read and write or even speak a language and another simply to know some facts about it - is close to Fenno-Ugrian languages insofar as being agglutinative is concerned.
Also, another possibly Fenno-Ugrian language has turned up between Sumerian and Etruscan - Hattic, the older language of Hattusha. When Hattusha was conquered by speakers of what we call Hittite - which is Indo-European - Hattic was preserved as a sacred language, a bit like Etruscan was preserved among speakers of Latin and Sumerian among speakers of Akkadian and Aramaic Semitic languages.
However, Fenno-Ugrian languages add morphemes only after stem, that is after the morpheme that carries the main word meaning. Bantu languages, and some not really Bantu but close to languages add morphemes before the stem. Sumerian adds morphemes (or added morphemes) at both ends. And Sumerians are in one context in old Babylon called "black heads". Was everyone else there blonde? Or where they black-skinned too?
If Africans were expelled Sumerians, are any African languages related to Fenno-Ugrian in some ways as detectable at least as Merrit Ruhlen's work (the way he relates Indo-European, Fenno-Ugrian, Esquimeaux, Amerindian excepting Na-Dene)? Or could the relevant black skin (if that was the reason for calling them "black heads") be that of Southern India? Of Dravidic languages?
I can only suggest, I have no way as of here and now to check up the details. Task of giving more solid answers should therefore go to someone else in this issue.
Hans Georg Lundahl
Library of Mouffetard Str.
Saint Mary Salomé
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