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Sicel

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Introduction

Of the Sicel language the little that is known is derived from glosses of ancient writers and from a very few inscriptions, not all of which are demonstrably Siculan. It is thought that the Sicels did not employ writing until they were influenced by the Greek colonists.

The Verb

Sample

 nunustentimímarustainamíemitomestiduromnaneposdurom-
 íemitomestivelíomnedemponitantomeredesvinobrtome

Verb:

  • tenti (Lat. tendit) '(someone) holds'
  • brtome (Lat. *fertum, from ferre) 'carried'

References

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