Thearos wrote:Is there a general Indo-Iranian zone of martial culture, just like linguistically ?
Probably not more in a general sense, even the linguistic sense is useless after late antiquity. Despite the protests of people like the above it really is quite apparent that turkic/arabic/mongolic influences really become all pervasion after a while.
Incidentally in the NorthW IA dialects to fight like a turuka (=Persian) basically means to take it up the arse/not do it well etc.
Naturally there are going to be common elements, due to proximity, but that is going to be as due to the Mongolians etc as anything else.
No language is justly studied merely as an aid to other purposes. It will in fact better serve other purposes, philological or historical, when it is studied for love, for itself"
Mind now changed...