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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Distant Origins: The -uk phonetic people

The -uk phonetic appears in the Indonesian Language. As a phonetic subgroup it describes a people who suffered considerable sickness during their language development.

uk phonetic - meaning
Njamuk           mosquito
Patuk               to bite
Masuk             to partake              
Periuk             cooking pot
Pupuk             dung
Putjuk             sprout/offshoot
Rusuk              flame/side/rib
Serbuk            powder/dust
Tarduk            horn
Tjutuk              to pierce
Tubruk            to collide                  
Amburuk        collapse
Angguk           to nid-nod
Antuk              to be sleepy
Batuk               to cough
Beduk               big drum
Bungkuk          hump
Baruk               bad
Basuk               rotten/bad smell
Gelatuk            to tremble/shiver
Gemuk             Fat/stout
Idjuk                 fiber of arenga palm
Kutuk                to curse
Lapuk                mould
Mabuk               drunk
Mangkuk           bowl

We know these people had contact with the dj, and ng phonetic language groups which should be far more extensive if there is convergance.
The ng phonetic dominates languages in asia, arriving with humans fourty thousand years ago and two words are shared, hump, and to nid-nod suggesting sickness through or at the time of contact.
The dj is tied to the diminutive 'hobbit people' who go extinct eighteen thousand years ago. The island they appear on was part of a chain that skirts western Indonesia and with lower oceans would have been a land bridge or island chain from burma to new Guinea. Knowledge of fiber of the Arenga Palm is a shared knowledge (perhaps medicinal in nature, and a source of sugar). There is sharing of -uk subgroups (tuk, ruk).

Four Warriors who came by Canoe
The -uk phonetic appears in four Australian Aboriginal names:

  • Jalnuk
  • Manbuk
  • Numeuk
  • Kunduk
Kun- appears in inuit words refering to kissing.

These Warriors have come to Australia at a point in the past, and their names passed down through history as a consequence. Four warriors arriving in a canoe. I cannot tell you that this is a story known to Australian Indigenous peoples, because there are many other tales and I dont know them all.
What I can tell you is the -uk phonetic appears in the Inuit Language and culturally the shamanist tradition was shared by these people in Indonesia and the Inuit in North America. One day DNA may even prove this journey occured.

Coincidence is two bricks of plutonium slapped together.

For the DM
There is nothing more D&D-like in that Adventurers journey forth in parties exploring the unknown and never return home. These are journies covering thousands of miles.

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