The Etruscan language has been difficult to analyze. Long thought an isolate, consensus now holds that it is related to languages in the Alps and the Aegean island of Lemnos. It was superseded by Latin and was written in an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet; this alphabet was the source of the Latin alphabet. It is also believed to be the source of certain important cultural words of Western Europe such as 'military' and 'person,' which do not have obvious Indo-European roots.

The Etruscan language has been difficult to analyze. Long thought an isolate, consensus now holds that it is related to languages in the Alps and the Aegean island of Lemnos. It was superseded by Latin and was written in an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet; this alphabet was the source of the Latin alphabet. It is also believed to be the source of certain important cultural words of Western Europe such as 'military' and 'person,' which do not have obvious Indo-European roots.

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The RAS'NA(Etruscan) Alphabet    The Etruscan language is universally accepted as an isolated case. It cannot be shown conclusively to be related to any other language, living or dead, except for a couple of sparsely attested extinct languages.  Here they used ancient Greek an Phoenicians signs to fit their still mysterious language..

The RAS'NA(Etruscan) Alphabet The Etruscan language is universally accepted as an isolated case. It cannot be shown conclusively to be related to any other language, living or dead, except for a couple of sparsely attested extinct languages. Here they used ancient Greek an Phoenicians signs to fit their still mysterious language..

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Etruscan bronze statuette of a haruspex wearing a pointed hat. C.600BC. Villa Giulia Etruscan national museum

Etruscan bronze statuette of a haruspex wearing a pointed hat. C.600BC. Villa Giulia Etruscan national museum

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Etruscan Vase in the shape of a cock, second half of 7th century B.C. Etruscan Terracotta

Etruscan Vase in the shape of a cock, second half of 7th century B.C. Etruscan Terracotta

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Educational information: the Etruscan language, Writing, Alphabet, Numeral system
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200 BCE. The Tabula Cortonensis, a bronze plaque with 8 pieces and riveted handle. It may be a contract related to the division of realty and chattel. It is a primary resource for the etruscan language with 34 known words and an equal number of previously unattested Etruscan words. The  Ǝ (a reversed epsilon) implies that, at least in the Etruscan dialect spoken in Cortona has a different sound  than E. 32 horizontal lines of text, about 30 letters long on the front and 8 on the back.

200 BCE. The Tabula Cortonensis, a bronze plaque with 8 pieces and riveted handle. It may be a contract related to the division of realty and chattel. It is a primary resource for the etruscan language with 34 known words and an equal number of previously unattested Etruscan words. The Ǝ (a reversed epsilon) implies that, at least in the Etruscan dialect spoken in Cortona has a different sound than E. 32 horizontal lines of text, about 30 letters long on the front and 8 on the back.

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One of the mysteries of ancient history is that of the Etruscans. Its alphabet has been recovered, and fragmentary inscriptions have been partially translated.

One of the mysteries of ancient history is that of the Etruscans. Its alphabet has been recovered, and fragmentary inscriptions have been partially translated.

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