Originally Posted by Medwed
Wrong the only authentic Baltic languages (meaning the only Non Indo-European) are spoken by Finns and Estonians the rest is all proto-slavic shit.
Wrong! What are customarily called "Baltic" languages--Latvian, Lithuanian and Prussian [extinct]--are Indo-European languages. Like the Slavic languages they are in the Eastern (satem
) group of Indo-European languages. Some linguists have posited an original "Balto-Slavonic" root-language ancestral to both groups. Others have denied this and claimed that linguistic similarities between the Baltic and Slavic languages come from Slavic "loan words" entering into currency in the Baltic languages because of the proximity of these ethnicities. The matter remains controversial, with the pendulum swinging more toward the view that the two linguistic groups are distinct within the greater Eastern Indo-European linguistic family that also includes Albanian, Persian and cognate languages and Vedic with its numerous descendants among the languages of India (Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, etc.).
As you correctly point out, Estonian is unrelated to the Indo-European languages but close to Finnish. I might mention that I find characterizing any language family as "shit" to be singularly vulgar and bigoted.