Proto-Iranian, is the reconstructed
proto-languageof the Iranian languagesbranch of Indo-European languagefamily. Its speakers, the hypothetical Proto-Iranians, are assumed to have lived in the early 2nd millennium BC, and are usually connected with the Proto-Indo-Iraniansand early Andronovoarchaeological horizon.
Proto-Iranian was a
Satem language, likely removed less than two millennia from the late Proto-Indo-European language, and in turn removed less than a millennium from the Avestanlanguage. It is the ancestor of the Iranian languagessuch as Persian, Sogdian, Zazaki, Mazandarani, Kurdish and others.
Proto-Indo-European and Indo-Iranian Phonological Correspondences
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