Re: [tied] Sarmatians in Hungary

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 7364
Date: 2001-05-23

Considering the linguistic aspect of the question, whatever Yas vocabulary is available to us shows advanced Ossetic features, unlikely to have developed by Roman times. In fact, the linguistic separation of the Yas from the Ossetes proper at the time of Mongol supremacy (11th-13th c.) would explain these forms better than any other dating. I retract my earlier tentative acceptance of Iazygian continuity in Pannonia. The ancient "Sarmatians in Hungary" probably lost their ethnic and linguistic identity during the Hunnish period or shortly afterwards.
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From: WtsDv@...
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 4:01 AM
Subject: Re: [tied] Sarmatians in Hungary

Yes, that's right.  A group of Jazygians and allied Cuman (Kipchak)
that had defected from the Mongols entered Hungary in the 13th c.
and in return for military services received special privileges
from King Béla IV.  So it was a "resettlement" of the area by
Jazygians not a continuation.  The descendants of this group still
call themselves the Jász which I think tends to prove that the word
Jazygian is derived from the word which appears in different sources
variously as "Jas, Yas, As, Oss, Russ. Jassy," etc." (compare the
Ossetic suffixes -ag, -ig, -ug) and that the two peoples were the
same, or branches of the same Sarmatian tribe.