Post by H. Ihsan Erkoc on Sept 21, 2006 14:44:27 GMT 3
Let us discuss about the Wusun people who lived in Yedisu (Semirechie) during the Xiongnu period.
What do you think their origins were? Pre-Indo-European aborigines? Turkics? Iranics? Which language did they speak? Are there any lingual studies on the language of the Wusun? Which words are recorded from their language (I only know Kunmo [probably Kün Bäg, a title in Turkic meaning "Sun Lord"], the title used by Wusun rulers)?
What were their physical appearences?
Nomad, rider of the ancient east
Nomad, rider that men know the least
Nomad, where you come from no one knows
Nomad, where you go to no one tells
Post by Boorchi Noyan on Sept 22, 2006 21:39:50 GMT 3
I don't know genetics, maybe our friend Kokturk can help, where does these red hair genes come from? If some of the people in tribe are blonde and if some have dark hair, then can the next generations have red hair?
red hair is usual feature of celtic tribes. i for example have red beard, green eyes and freckles, i look more irish than germanic but it is not surprising because southern germany was the homeland of the ancient celts.
The genes for red hair, black-brown hair and blond hair are different variants of the same genes. The most dominant phenotype is black-brown hair and the most recessive one is red hair. So, if you have both red and black hair genes, your hair will be nearer to black than red. Ýf you have blond and red hair genes your hair will be something between blond and red.
Red hair is very rare among the Altaic people. AFAIK only incidence among the Chuvash Bulgars is higher than the other Altaics. The Wusun may be the ancestors or relatives of the Bulgars.
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