English didn't come from Russia after all, research says8/26/2012
The Russians may still have the lightning rod and the periodic table, but one major historical development has been swiped from the country's list of innovations: the English language. Research published yesterday in Science suggests modern Indo-European languages did not originate in southwest Russia but rather neighboring Turkey. The study compared the long-running Steppes theory (which names Russia as the origin 5,000 years ago) to the newer Anatolia hypothesis, which suggests Turkey in fact birthed these languages 9,000 years ago. The Anatolia hypothesis won out in repeated analysis. But don’t worry, Russia. You've sill got vodka and Tetris. [Source]
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