The Etruscan language has been difficult to analyze, as It resembles no other language in Europe or elsewhere. The Etruscan language was spoken and written by the Etruscan civilization in the ancient region of Etruria (modern Tuscany plus western Umbria and northern Latium) and in parts of Lombardy, Veneto, and Emilia-Romagna (where the Etruscans were displaced by Gauls). Etruscan was superseded by Latin, leaving only a few documents and some loanwords in Latin like Roma.
The Etruscan Language: An Introduction, Revised Editon
The RAS'NA (Etruscan) Alphabet. The Etruscan language is universally accepted as an isolated case. It cannot be shown conclusively to be related to any other language, living or dead, except for a couple of sparsely attested extinct languages. Here they used ancient Greek an Phoenicians signs to fit their still mysterious language..
Dating back to 500 B.C., the Pyrgi gold tablets were discovered in 1964 in an excavation of a sanctuary in ancient Pyrgi, the port of the southern Etruscan town of Caere in Italy. The three gold plates contain holes around their edges, which indicate that they were likely bound together in some form at one point. What makes the tablets so special is that they are bilingual. Two of the tablets are inscribed in the Etruscan language, the third in Phoenician and are today regarded as the…
Etruria (/ɪˈtrʊəriə/; usually referred to in Greek and Latin source texts as Tyrrhenia Greek: Τυρρηνία) was a region of Central Italy, located in an area that covered part of what are now Tuscany, Lazio, and Umbria. The ancient people of Etruria are labelled Etruscans, and their complex culture was centered on numerous city-states that rose during the Villanovan period in the ninth century BC and were very powerful during the Orientalizing Archaic periods.
Yet the origin of many French words comes from the Etruscan, we know how to decipher the Etruscan language but we do not understand it - Nous savons déchiffrer la langue étrusque mais nous ne la comprenons pas. Pourtant l'origine de bien des mots français vient de l'étrusque : ainsi monde vient du mot étrusque mundus qui signie trou puant conduisant à l'enfer. Certains dieux du panthéon romain viennent de la civilation étrusque comme Janus qui vient du dieu étrusque Ani.