Europe’s baffling linguistic enigma (BBC Travel)

Though the Basque and Armenian languages share no superficial resemblances, they do share a baffling litany of words and grammatical elements. A few steps from the entrance to the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, one of San Sebastian’s most visible landmarks with its sky-piercing gothic spire, lies a simple, two-faced earthen slab. In this corner …

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Shared words between Armenian and Basque, proposed by the late Vahan Sargsyan (In Armenian)

The late Basque and Armenian linguist Vahan Sargsyan complied a list of 600 shared words between the two languages in a 1998 publication conducted with experts from both languages. Unfortunately, Sargsyan passed away suddenly in 2011, leaving hundreds of more proposed shared words between Basque and Armenian unpublished. Below is the full list (in Armenian) …

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