In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Thus, Sanskrit, instead of being the mother of all Indo-European languages, became just a branch of their huge family.
- Bantu, Khoisan, and Indo-European languages are spoken in Botswana.
- It is an Indo-European language of the Slavonic family.
- The northern Kurdish minority in Iraq is not Arab but speaks an Indo-European language, and its religious tendencies are seldom fundamentalist.
- First, consider the Indo-European language family, almost everyone's favorite source of illustrations of how languages are related.
- In the early nineteenth century, language historians identified German as a member of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages.
- Nearly all Brazilians speak Portuguese, a Romance language, belonging to the Indo-European language family.
- It is not of Semitic origin nor an Arab or Persian dialect, but a distinct language from the Indo-European family.
- Europe shows a remarkable linguistic homogeneity, with most of the populations speaking languages belonging to the Indo-European family.
- They speak Tibeto-Burman languages and are also conversant in Indo-European languages, such as Hindi or Assamese.
- The Kurdish minority of northern Iraq speaks an Indo-European language very different from the Semitic language of Arabic.
- Even this limited sample shows the inter-relatedness of all the languages in the above columns, which are all of the Indo-European language family.
- Gypsies speak Romany, an Indic language of the Indo-European language family.
- Another misconception is that Iranians are Arabs, when most Iranians are Persians who speak Farsi, an Indo-European language, which uses Arabic script.
- For over 200 years linguists have debated when - and by whom - the Indo-European group of languages began to be spread across Europe and Asia.
- The Croats speak Croatian, a South Slavic language of the Indo-European family.
- Written Persian is transcribed by a modified version of Arabic script, even though Persian is a member of the Indo-European family of languages.
- Most Indian languages belong to the Indo-European or Dravidian families.
- Jones identified the connections between Sanskrit and Latin and Greek, and first proposed that they all derived from a single language, Indo-European.
- The tree describes the passage from unity to diversity: one tree, with many branches: from Indo-European, to dozens of different languages.
- This would mean that ancestral Indo-European arose in 8100 B.B., plus or minus 1,900 years, considerably earlier than previous estimates of about 4000 B.C.
- In English, the roots of many words can be found in Latin and Greek and in the language that most likely predated them, called Indo-European.
- In 1786 he identified similarities or ‘affinities’ between Latin, Greek and Sanskrit, which eventually led to the parent language hypothesis of Indo-European.
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