Talk:Parthian language

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Southern Kurdish[edit]

This article states that Parthian language, known as Pahlawānīg, is extinct. It also states that it was a North-Western Iranian language.

Kurdish is also a North-Western Iranian language, and, in fact, there is a Kurdish dialect known as Pehlewanî (Southern-Kurdish) that is still very much alive and spoken by more than 3 million Kurds in Iran and Iraq (but mainly in Iran, in the Kermanshah and Ilam provinces). This is also a region where many Parthian (Pahlawānīg) inscriptions are located (have been found, archeological sites).

While this is not much of an academic research, there are obvious links that no one can deny. To claim that the language is extinct, is, based on the facts presented above, not a logical conclusion. The original version is obviously no longer in use, but languages evolve over time. Old Parthian (Pahlawnig) became modern-day Kurdish language of Pehlewani. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:17, 13 April 2016 (UTC)