Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship:

An American Indian Language Family with Middle Eastern Loanwords: Responding to A Recent Critique

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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Published:
10/18/2019
Specs:
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
20 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Religion
Tags:
Book Review, church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, egyptian, lds, loanwords, Mormonism, semitic, Uto-Aztecan

Abstract: In 2015 Brian Stubbs published a landmark book, demonstrating that Uto-Aztecan, an American Indian language family, contains a vast number of Northwest Semitic and Egyptian loanwords spoken in the first millennium bc. Unlike other similar claims — absurd, eccentric, and without substance — Stubbs’s book is a serious, linguistically based study that deserves serious consideration. In the scholarly world, any claim of Old World influence in the New World languages is met with critical, often hostile skepticism. This essay is written in response to one such criticism.

Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship: An Ame...


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