Scythian lessons
Sergey Kullanda (Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
Journal of Language Relationship, № 5, 2011 - p.48-68
Abstract: The paper analyses phonetic correspondences between Scythian and other Iranian languages. Review of the extant data on the Scythian language seems to corroborate the hypothesis of its belonging to the Southeast group of East Iranian languages. The attested phonetic traits of Scythian enable one to look for Scythian loanwords in other languages and vice versa, and may be used to study the genesis of the Scythians.
Keywords: Iranian languages, Scythian language, Scyths