Marrucinian

Facts

  • Language: Marrucinian
  • Alternate names:
  • Language code: doscm
  • Language family:
  • Number of speakers:
  • Script:

More information:

    Introduction

    The Marrucini were probably illiterate, a fact which accounts for the sparse material records of this extinct Osco-Umbrian language.

    The Verb

    Sample

    The only substantial monument in the Marrucinian language is called Aes Rapinum.

     Aisos pacris toutai
     maroucai lixs
     asignas ferenter
     auiatas toutai
     maroucai ioues
     patres ocres tarin
     cris iouais . agine
    

    Translation: "May the gods be propitious! A law for the Marrucinian state. Let the sacrificial pieces, consecrated by auguries, be carried for the Marrucinian state in a procession at the fortress of Jupiter and the Tarincris Iouia"

    Verb: ferenter ('to carry'; passive, conjunctive, 3rd person plural)