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Finnic-Type Pronunciation in the Germanic Languages

Kalevi Wiik

Published: 2003/09/01

Abstract

Presents evidence that the population of hunter-gatherers who occupied northern Europe during the Mesolithic spoke Proto-Uralic language. Ability of the hunter-gatherers to acquire farming skills through a process of cultural and linguistic diffusion over generations; Genetic disparity between genotype of the modern Uralic-speaking peoples and the prehistoric tribe; Evolutionary history of both the Germanic and Uralic languages.