Slavian scholar Leopold Geitler: names of Slavic Glagolitic letters are of Albanian origin

Slavian scholar Leopold Geitler: names of Slavic Glagolitic letters are of Albanian origin

 The origins of the Glagolitic script of the Albanian language is one of the most important cultural manifestations of the Balkans."

Numerous scholars have been involved with the Albanian alphabet of Elbasan. According to Hahn, this and the Greek alphabet had a similar background to the Phoenician language.

The Czech Professor Leopold Gajtler wrote about this alphabet, who in one of his correspondence with Dh. Kamarda of 1878, writes about the alphabet found by Hahn:

"As a Slavic scholar, I believe, according to my recent studies, and also following that undertaken in western Macedonia, that I discovered that the original and ancient Slavic alphabet, called glakolik, was derived from the original and ancient Albanian alphabets that the remarkable Hahn has first discovered in Elbasan and has made these alphabet known.

Slavian scholar Leopold Geitler: names of Slavic Glagolitic letters are of Albanian origin

I am also convinced that even the names of Slavic letters are etymologically of Albanian descent and that are only explained in Albanian language."

In another letter of the same year in which he thanked Kamard for copying and translating Hahn's excerpts, he wrote:

"The origin of the Glagolitic script of the Albanian language is one of the most important cultural manifestations of the Balkans."

The two above letters were found by Italian researcher Gaetano Petrotta and were published in the book "Popolo, Lingua e Letteratura Albanese", translated into Albanian in 2008 by the publishing house "Almera".

The publication of these letters to the public sparked a strong debate in Yugoslavia in 1932, the year in which is published the first edition in Italian.
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