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Max Dimont & Theo Vennemann

Stephen Oppenheimer's study, The Origins of the British appears in two editions: the hardback, 2006, and the paperback, 2007. There is nothing in their descriptions to indicate that they differ. However, the paperback contains at least four mentions of the scholar Theo Vennemann, albeit strangely indexed (twice) as Thomas Venneman and Vennemann. He is not once mentioned in the earlier hardback. Vennemann is a historical linguist noted for controversial theories. See Wikipedia. Between 2006 and 2007 Oppenheimer was evidently somewhat taken with Vennemann's theories.

Max I. Dimont's popular work The Indestructible Jews, first appeared in 1971, and in a revised edition in 1973. Below is an extract from the 1973 edition.

See my earlier unbridled reaction to Dimont's excruciating words, here.

So much for the exquisite design and ornamentation of "Celtic" art.

So much for the achievements of Alfred the Great.

So much for the unrivalled literature of the Anglo-Saxons.

So much for the evangelical spread of Christian culture
from Britain to other parts of Europe during the first millenium.

"There is no history, only fictions of varying degrees of plausibility."
Voltaire, 1694-1778
     

from
National Geographic, August 2014

Constructed by Semitic-speaking Picts from Scythia, the Scottish homeland ?

Erected as a benchmark of their travels ? But abandoned circa 2,000 years or so, BC ?

Give or take a couple of thousand years, more or less.

See here for more sense. Also here.

However, here's a cat among the pigeons: http://www.britam.org/Venneman.html

And this will also make you sit up.

A selection lifted from Theo Venneman's papers:

One of these papers addresses the question of the languages that may have been spoken in prehistoric Europe north of the Pyrenees and the Alps between the end of the last ice-age and the Indo-Europeanization of most of the Continent. Languages belonging to two families are identified: the Old European languages belonging to the Vasconic family, the only surviving member of which is Basque; and the Atlantic languages belonging to the Hamito-Semitic family of which many members survive in North Africa and the Middle East.

Substrates primarily affect the structure of their superstrates, less so the lexicon, except for the toponymic sublexicon. Vasconic languages are assumed to have been substrata in the entire area, and it is shown with reference to a number of appellative loan-words and a sizable number of toponyms that the assumption is likely to be true. For the British Isles it has long been known that whatever went before, their languages were Hamito-Semitic at the time when the Celtic languages intruded from the Continent; the substratal influence is seen in the structural transformation of Insular Celtic into a syntactic type resembling that of Hamito-Semitic more than typical Indo-European. Reference is made to two British toponyms that had been interpreted as Semitic in origin, Uist and The Solent.

Superstrates primarily affect the lexicon of their substrates, less so their structure. Hamito-Semitic languages are assumed to have been superstrata to very early Germanic, and it is shown with reference to a sizable number of appellative loan-words that the assumption may be true.

Read Wikipedia again.

What's in a tree, my friend ?

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