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Re: Kaixo - Hello in Basque
This is so interesting. I love the picture of that table full of food! I have to wonder, is the Basque language somehow related to Neanderthal? I mean, they did live there. . . .
@laura-bennett-murphy Yes indeed it is. Thank you for your feedback. You can share some interesting facts about the place, we would love to know more about it.
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@sakamvari I've never been there - but I have been near. I believe the Basque language is one of the oldest spoken languages in Europe and there are no cognate languages. It's like an island unto itself.
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@pangloss yes, the Basque language is fascinating! I don't know a lot about it but maybe I could propose that we call it one of the "purest" rather than the "oldest" languages? In other words, it must certainly have evolved over the millennia, but without much influence from other languages. It doesn't seem likely that it would be unchanged from the time of Neanderthal humans. (AFAIK it's unproven whether Neanderthals had a spoken language...)