Sumerian Contains Dravidian and Uralic Substrates Associated with
the Emegir and Emesal Dialects
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Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0115
Abstract: - Data mining the Sumerian vocabulary reveals a dichotomy of the cognate associations of the Emeĝir
and the Emesal dialects, with the former having mostly Dravidian and the later mostly Uralic cognates,
indicating that Sumerian arose by the combination of two languages from those language families. The data
mining also reveals a distribution pattern of Proto-Uralic, Proto-Finno-Ugric, Proto-Ugric and Proto-Hungarian
cognates that indicates that Sumerian is farther than Minoan from Hungarian, although all are West-Ugric.
Key-Words: - computational linguistics, data mining, Dravidian, language family, Emesal, Sumerian, Uralic