Languages

Proto-Sami

Fact corner

  • Language: Proto-Sami
  • Alternate names: kantasaame
  • SIL-code: -
  • Language family: Uralic, Sami
  • Number of speakers: Extinct
  • Script: -

Introduction

The Proto-Sami language is believed to have formed in the vicinity of the Gulf of Finland between 1000 B.C. to 700 A.D. Its closest geographic language neighbour was the Late Proto-Finnic language spoken by the Finnic tribes.

Proto-Sami derived from a common Proto-Sami-Finnic language.

The Verb

Sample verbs

All the Proto-Sami verbs that are shown on this page are reconstrcuted forms.

Proto-SamiFinnishEnglish
*e̮cētulviato flood
*e̮nēkäyttää/pitääto use, to wear
*e̮ntēantaato give
*e̮psēhaistaato smell
*e̮ste̮ehtiäto have time to
*e̮vēvuotaato bleed
*ājcce̮aistia/tunteato feel
*ājēviivytelläto delay
*āktēnylkeäto skin
*ālkēalkaato begin
*āmpōkiehua ylito boil over
  • * = reconstructed (hypothetical) form

References

Categories: Uralic | Sami | Extinct | Language

Verb Wiki

Verbix Website

edit SideBar

Copyright Verbix 1995-2016