Here is the book „Cronica getă apocrifă pe plăci de plumb” written by mr. Dan Romalo, who studied the plates for about 30 years: scanned and uploaded

The book is mostly in Romanian, though the possible translations and various chapters involving conclusions are translated into English. It's a must read. There is no nationalist chauvinism, only well documented research. The plates contain at least 3 distinct writing systems, two of them being dominant and decipherable, and among them, the most common being the Greek like one.

Now, IMO they are not fake. The task of faking 200 plates perfectly, involving complete historical accuracy and linguistic evolution in the 19th century or before was like going to the moon. Besides there was no interest in promoting anything Dacian, at that time, as only Romanity could gave us a political and cultural edge in that time-frame. And BTW the „legend” is that they were gold tablets, that in the 19th century were copied in lead to be smelted or that the originals were lost with the Romanian Treasure after WWI in Russia. The pictures he used in his study were made in 1946. Today only 30 of the lead plates survive.

The conclusion mr. Romalo give is that it's the other way around. Whatever proto-Dacian language existed long before the tablets were created lexically influenced the various Italic languages. He also states that Dacian might be a pre-indo-european language due to the slightly „weird” grammar. Most words have a correspondence in modern-day Romanian (NOBAΛO - nobil, MATO - original meaning is lord, probably evolved into „mata”). A few have a form kept in French, rather than Romanian (AΔEΣIO - alliance, getting together, alăturare). Some names that exist today have been identified: Mara, Marica (MAPIK), Radu (ΡΑΔV ΤΡΙ - Radu the 3rd - probably a local taraboste). Historical figures have a slightly different form than expected: ΒΕΟΡΩΒΥΣ(Ε)ΤΟ/ΒΩΕΡΙΒΥΣΤΟ, ΔΑ?ΙΒΑΛΟ (where the ? is a Ψ with part of the left vertical line missing - representing a č). See the book for more. There is also a map of Sarmisegetusa (named ΣΑΡΜΙΨΙΤΙΟΖΑ (Ψ meaning dj) usually - BTW they had paved roads - ΣΘΡΑΤΟΥ). APMOΣA is army and APMOΣO is usually arming or a case of APMOΣA. Y is believed to be pronounced ju (iu, yu, you ), but I think it could also be a short i in some case, don't take my word for it though.

The general view is that they are forgeries, but this conclusion was drawn up without any real investigation, so it's invalid.



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