The Albanians speak one of the oldest and most beautiful languages in the world. The allied and contemporary languages of Albanian have been extinct for millennia and are no longer spoken anywhere on earth. The Albanian language has many affinities with ancient Greek, Latin and Sanskrit, the ancient language of India, with the Zend language, which was the language of ancient Persia, and finally with the Celt and Teutonic languages. These are all dead languages, while our language, Albanian, which among these is the oldest, is alive and is still spoken today as in the times of the Pelasgians. (Sami Frashëri, "Shqipëria ç'ka qënë, ç'është and ç'do të bëhet", Bucharest, 1899)
The idea that the Albanian language, descending from the Pelasgic language, is the oldest in Europe, is not a recent theory, but above all it is not just a theory.
Several foreign Albanologists have written a lot on the subject explaining themselves with reliable evidence and facts, but unfortunately the Albanian scholars have not shown serious consideration towards this theory and, consequently, they have not carried out serious and in-depth studies in this direction. of internet not only allowed us to carry out more in-depth studies on the subject, but also allowed us to easily find books, even dated, which strongly support this idea.
And it is precisely in defense of this idea that the blog the enigma of the Albanian language made its appearance in the 2009. For the next three years he regularly published a post a week. In the 2012, the blog stopped its activity not because it lacked arguments but for insufficient time available to its editor. The book you have in your hand is the collection of all the articles published during the four years of intense activity.
Someone will wonder why this book because the material is available online and is also free. Quite right! And so why? First of all because the blog has ceased its activity for some years. Then I would like to confess. Indeed, I would like to confess to you that my dream has always been to write a book on the archaism of the Albanian language.
Not being an expert on the subject I gave voice to the authors who had and wrote on the subject. With this book I realize my old dream. Finally I would like it to remain an indelible sign in the time of the blog that I built day by day with passion and dedication, and what better sign of a book that collects all the posts?
If these are the reasons that led me to make the book, perhaps it becomes necessary to specify what led me to create the blog and keep it alive for four years.
When I first read the book "Enigma" by Robert d'Angely, I did not fully grasp the importance and above all the essence of that manuscript. I reread it several times to grasp the genius of the idea. Robert d'Angely represents a milestone for me (and for the blog) because it opened up a world unknown to me until then.
His book was the stargate that projected me into this fantastic dimension. Later, every time I found and read the books that went deeper into the archaism of the Albanian language and people, I remained fascinated and amazed at the same time as little was known about the subject.
Every time I read or reread those books I didn't stop only to point out the parts that I thought were interesting, but I copied whole pages on the notebook first and then on the PC. At that moment I didn't have a clear idea of why I was doing it. It was as if the copying job served to hold the ideas in my head. For me it had become an obsession, I was always looking for material on the Albanian language.
When I was dry with books, I read the passages I had collected and I found myself observing that, though they seemed disconnected from each other, they all said the same thing: the Albanian language is an ancient language, the language spoken by the "Pelasgians of God" according to Homer, from the "wise Pelasgians" according to Robert d'Angely.
Reading I made a wonderful journey, a journey that allowed me to learn more about the Etruscans, ancient Greece, the Hittites, even the Egyptian hieroglyphics and Sanskrit, the liturgical language with which the Vedas are written. I met famous people of the past like Father Giorgio Guzzetta, Giuseppe Crispi the uncle of the famous
Francesco Crispi, Nicolò Chetta and many others.
Most arbereshë scholars had the privilege of knowing both ancient languages, such as ancient Greek and Latin, and archaic Albanian, therefore they were perfectly capable of making all the comparisons of the case. Although someone privileged methods that we could define as "unorthodox", they have the merit of being the first to write about the antiquity of the Albanian language, a language descending directly from the Pelasgian language.
This idea is taken and strongly repeated by the members of the Rilindja (rebirth) Albanian. Now before leaving the word (written) to the authoritative authors, I wanted to give a couple of thanks. I wanted to thank Adele Pellitteri, who gave me the push and all the help that is humanly possible, without her the blog probably wouldn't have even existed.
I thank Dr. Orazio Celentano lecturer at the University of Naples and his colleagues on the website Italian Lexicon.
Professor Alberto Areddu who made the articles on his site available Sardinian Illyricum and that granted me the privilege of publishing some of his articles written specifically for the blog. I thank Brunilda Ternova for his translations and for the articles he wrote and made available to the blog.
Finally I would like to thank all those who visited the blog and understood the spirit of the articles posted, but also those who, probably misunderstanding my intentions, insulted me in at least seven different languages.
Thank you all.