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Alans

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Alani:

see SarmatiaSarmatia
, ancient district between the Vistula River and the Caspian Sea, gradually conquered and occupied by the Sarmatians [Lat. Sarmatae] or Sauromatians (a term used by Herodotus and now used by archaeologists for early Sarmatians) from the 6th cent. B.C.
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8.9 is a list of etymological studies on the Alanian and other Middle Iranian loanwords in Hungarian.
What has been called Alan's "grammar of sex" associated unorthodox sexual coupling and ungrammatical linguistic conjunctions in a famous, or perhaps infamous, passage.(6) Assimilating Alanian thought to vernacular literature, Jean de Meun, in his continuation of the Roman de la Rose, saw the penis as a kind of stylus naturae to be directed toward procreative sexuality and not displaced by the fetishized (and sterile) love language of the sort favored by Guillaume de Lorris.
Turkic-speaking peoples and others reached the areas of the Kingdom of Hungary in several waves: the Pechenegs (besenyak) (10th-11th centuries), the Cumanians (kunok), and the Alanians (jaszok) (13th century).