Tongues on the Cauc

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For language geeks, the Caucasus are fascinating because of the direct links to ancient languages.

 

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It's interesting that you brought this up because just yesterday I was reading about the Darial Pass, in East Ossetia-Alania (on the Russian/Georgia border). It is one of only two passes through the Caucasus, so naturally in ancient times everybody funneled through there; Greeks, Romans, Persians, Mongols, Parthians, Alans, etc. No wonder the region is a babble of languages.
 

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For language geeks, the Caucasus are fascinating because of the direct links to ancient languages.

Awesome video. It'd be super useful to learn Georgian or Chechen, but I'm still getting my ass kicked with beginner Russian.
 

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Awesome video. It'd be super useful to learn Georgian or Chechen, but I'm still getting my ass kicked with beginner Russian.
If you learned Turkish, you could communicate with people from the Black Sea (Northern Caucasus) to Western China, except for Tajikistan (Persian-roots).

Cool vid of how massive the Cauc is.

 

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As a CLS alum I’m very aware of the government’s language scholarships.

I’m still very pro-Indo European
 
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