Sidetic

Facts

  • Language: Sidetic
  • Alternate names:
  • Language code: esid
  • Language family: Indo-European, Anatolian, Southwest
  • Number of speakers:
  • Script:

Introduction

Sidetic is an extinct Anatolian language known from legends of coins dating to the period of approx. the 5th to 3rd centuries BC found in Side at the Pamphylian coast.

The verb

Sidetic language had two main tenses, present and preterite, with the ending -l in the 3rd person preterite, derived from the Hittite pronominal declension. There was a participle in -rs'.