Umbrian language


Umbrian language

Infobox Language
name=Umbrian
region=Umbria, Italy
extinct=Latest inscriptions 1st century BC
familycolor=Indo-European
fam2=Italic
fam3=Osco-Umbrian
script=Old Italic alphabet
iso2=ine
iso3=xum

Umbrian is an extinct Italic language formerly spoken by the Umbri in the ancient Italian region of Umbria. It is closely related to Oscan.

Umbrian is known from about 30 inscriptions dated from the 7th through 1st centuries BC. The largest by far, the Iguvine Tables, consists of seven bronze plates with notes on the ceremonies and statutes for priests.

Alphabet

The Umbrian alphabet, like other Old Italic alphabets, was derived from the Etruscan alphabet, and was written right-to-left. Umbrian was also written in the Latin alphabet.

References

*cite book |author=Buck, Carl Darling |authorlink=Carl Darling Buck |year=2007 |origyear=1904 |title=A Grammar Of Oscan And Umbrian: With A Collection Of Inscriptions And A Glossary |publisher=Kessinger |isbn=978-1432691325

External links

* [http://www.wordgumbo.com/ie/cmp/umbr.htm Umbrian Vocabulary]


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