Saturday, October 19, 2019

Starship Troopers

The Chuvash language (spoken in Chuvashia, a "republic" within the Russian Federation) is fascinating. I almost fell from my chair when I heard this clip for the first time, screaming something incoherent about Pan-Turanianism being true. LOL! 

Seriously, though, to an outsider Chuvash does sound like a mixture of Turkish and Finnish, although the presently accepted theory is that it´s an Oghuz Turkic language later influenced by the Uralic-speaking neighbours of the Chuvash people. 

Well, at least we finally found the origins of that Turko-Finnish starship trooper mentioned in one of Heinlein´s classical novels. So he was Chuvash all this time... 

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