Languages

Venetic

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Introduction

Venetic is an extinct Indo-European language that was spoken in ancient times in the Veneto region of Italy, between the Po River delta and the southern fringe of the Alps.

The language is attested by over 300 short inscriptions dating between the 6th century BC and 1st century. Its speakers are identified with the ancient people called Veneti by the Romans and Enetoi by the Greek. It became extinct around the 1st century when the local inhabitants were assimilated into the Roman sphere.

The Verb

The Venetic verb has four conjugations (as Latin).

Sample

 mego doto reitia i
 bukka koliai

Translation: Bucca gave me to Reitia for Colia.

Verb:

  • doto, root-aorist of the verb 'give'.

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