Addenda to New Books
The second volume, Asia-Amerindia. Language Comparisons. Only One Human Language II was published by Amazon.com in 2018. It was dedicated ‘to the Indigenous peoples of the world, who have preserved our oldest language terminology, and to those ethnologists and linguists who have researched their cultures’. The work was carried out in the 1990s at the Library of the Ethnographical Museum in Geneva and at the Tozzer Library (Peabody Museum) of Harvard University. The indigenous peoples covered are included under chapters: Uto-Aztecan; Algonquin; Cherokee-Iroquois; Muscogee; Caddo; Catawba-Siou; Mosain, Tsimshian, and Washoe; ‘Amerindians of Mexico and Guatemala; Miskito and Cuna; Arawak, Carib, and Warrau; Yanonami and Waika; Quechua, Aymara and Inca; Mapuche, Toba, and Chorote; Campa, Machigenka, Panoan, Tupian, and Tucuna; Waura, Trumai and Urubu (Kaapor). The terminology of other Amerindian groups such as Athabascan (Dene), Navaho, Eyak, Esselen, Chumash etc. had been discussed in the author’s earlier books entitled The Asian Origins of Amerindian Religions and Old Eurasian and Amerindian Onomastics (Universitätsverlag Dr. Norbert Brockmeyer, Bochum 1995, 1997 ‘Bochum Publications in Evolutionary Cultural Semiotics’ Nos. BPX 37, 38.).
The terminology of the Amerindian groups was compared with that of the Eurasian peoples: Saami, Samoyed, Yukaghir, Koryak / Chukchee, Ainu, Altaic, Evenki, Tungus, Nivk (Gilyak) etc. and conclusions drawn concerning the cultural transmission across the Bering Straights from early times.
Besides, these materials were subjected to how they proved or disproved the author’s theory on the two hundred fourteen proto-syllables which he proposed in his first volume Only One Human Language (Amazon.com 2016). (see above). In fact, he showed how Campa / Machigenka (eastern Peru) and Yanonami / Waika (Brazil/Venezuela) used these proto.syllables in the same way as did the Ainu and Australian Aboriginese (in Only One Human Language vol. I).
The list of these proto-syllables is to found in Only One Human Language vol. I pp. 352, 364 and in Asia-Amerindia. Language Comparisons. Only One Human Language, vol. II, pp. 284-5. Language and terminology not only of Europe, South Asia, Japan and Australian Aboriginese are shown to fit into the theory of 214 fixed primitive syllables of early homo sapiens (vol.I), but also this is shown to be true for the terminology of Eurasia and Amerindia (vol. II). Also, standard Chinese (Vol. II) has been considered vis à vis the author’s list of earliest proto-syllables and such research also confirmed his thesis.
The third volume in the series is now in preparation with Amazon.com. entitled Syllables in the Speech of Early Homo Sapiens. Only One Human Language, vol. III. In this work the universal scope of the use of the 214 proto-syllables is being tested with African and Near Eastern language terminology. Chapters will include Proto-Bantu, Swahili, Zulu, Kabilie (Berber), early Egyptian religious terms, Arabic and Aramaic terminology. A profound analysis of how the proto-syllables were created in the human brain, and what their categories mean (opposing, mildly opposing, loving, mildly loving, controlling, explaining, describing, muse / music, quizzical, expressing and remembering) is included. The syllable itself is considered to have its own ‘inner life’ as an echo of how the brain of early homo sapiens has conceived its expression and meaning.
A supplement shows how these proto-syllables dating back to the earliest humans may be related to Karl Gustav Jung’s theory of ’archetypes’.
Research on Proto-Bantu and Swahili terms has shown already that the theory of the 214 proto-syllables within the proposed categories applies also to the Bantu languages. This research for vol. III will, hopefully, be completed by the end of 2018 and the volume be published by Amazon.com in 2019.
Photograph: ‘rock painting’ in Australia photographed by Graeme Churchard, Bristol (UK)