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History of Latin. Approximate distribution of languages in Iron Age Italy during the 6th century BC.

History of Latin

Latin is confined to Latium, a small region on the coast of west central Italy, hemmed in by other Italic peoples on the east and south and the powerful Etruscan civilization on the north. Latin is a member of the broad family of Italic languages. Its alphabet, the Latin alphabet, emerged from the Old Italic alphabets, which in turn were derived from the Greek and Phoenician scripts. Historical Latin came from the prehistoric language of the Latium region, specifically around the River Tiber, where Roman civilization first developed. How and when Latin came to be spoken by the Romans are questions that have long been debated. Surviving Latin literature consists almost entirely of Classical Latin in its broadest definition.

Origins[edit] History of Latin. Polish language. UK Quotations - Source of Famous Quotes. History of the Irish language. Early history[edit] The history of the Irish language begins with the arrival of speakers of Celtic languages in Ireland.

History of the Irish language

This predates the recorded history of the island and is an open question, debated by linguists and archaeologists. Some scholars put the earliest date at ca. 1200 BC,[2] while others posit dates between 2600 and 2000 BC.[3] Primitive Irish[edit] Scottish Gaelic. Scottish Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic: Gàidhlig; [ˈkaːlikʲ] listen ), sometimes also called Gaelic, is a Celtic language native to Scotland.

Scottish Gaelic

Urban Dictionary, February 5: Pittsburgh Left. Welsh language. Welsh (Cymraeg or y Gymraeg, pronounced [kəmˈrɑːɨɡ, ə ɡəmˈrɑːɨɡ]) is a member of the Brythonic branch of the Celtic languages spoken natively in Wales, by some along the Welsh border in England, and in Y Wladfa (the Welsh colony in Chubut Province, Argentina).[9] Historically it has also been known in English as "the British tongue",[10] "Cambrian",[11] "Cambric"[12] and "Cymric".[13] The 2011 UK Census counted almost 3 million residents of Wales.

Welsh language

Of these, 73% (2.2 million) reported having no Welsh language skills. A greeting in Welsh is one of 55 languages included on the Voyager Golden Record chosen to be representative of Earth in NASA's Voyager program launched in 1977.[17] The greetings are unique to each language, with the Welsh greeting being Iechyd da i chwi yn awr ac yn oesoedd, which translates into English as "Good health to you now and forever".[18] Top 10 Most Spoken Languages In The World. Our World Language is perhaps the most important function of the human body – it allows us to get sustenance as a child, it allows us to get virtually anything we want as an adult, and it allows us many hours of entertainment through literature, radio, music, and films.

Top 10 Most Spoken Languages In The World

This list (in order of least to most spoken) summarizes the most important languages in use today. Number of speakers: 129 million Often called the most romantic language in the world, French is spoken in tons of countries, including Belgium, Canada, Rwanda, Cameroon, and Haiti. Oh, and France too. To say “hello” in French, say “Bonjour” (bone-JOOR). Number of speakers: 159 million Malay-Indonesian is spoken – surprise – in Malaysia and Indonesia. Indonesia is a fascinating place; a nation made up of over 13,000 islands it is the sixth most populated country in the world. To say “hello” in Indonesian, say “Selamat pagi” (se-LA-maht PA-gee). List of languages by number of native speakers. Current distribution of human language families The following tables list languages of the world with the largest number of native speakers, as estimated in various ways at different times by various sources.

List of languages by number of native speakers

Since the definition of a single language is to some extent arbitrary, some mutually intelligible idioms with separate national standards or self-identification have been listed together, including Indonesian and Malay; Croatian, Bosnian, and Serbian; etc. History of French. History of the English language. English is a West Germanic language that originated from the Anglo-Frisian dialects, brought to Britain by Germanic invaders and/or settlers from the places which are now called North West Germany and the Netherlands.

History of the English language

It uses a vocabulary unlike other European languages of the same era. A large portion of the modern English vocabulary came from the Anglo-Norman languages. English is considered a "borrowing" language. Middle English differed from Old English because of two invasions which occurred during the Middle Ages. The 1st invasion was by peoples who spoke North Germanic languages. Proto-English[edit] Translate. Origin of language. The origin of language in the human species has been the topic of scholarly discussions for several centuries.

Origin of language

In spite of this, there is no consensus on the ultimate origin or age of human language. One problem makes the topic difficult to study: the lack of direct evidence. Consequently, scholars wishing to study the origins of language must draw inferences from other kinds of evidence such as the fossil record or from archaeological evidence, from contemporary language diversity, from studies of language acquisition, and from comparisons between human language and systems of communication existing among other animals, particularly other primates. It is generally agreed[by whom?] Sounds Familiar? What you can hear You can listen to 71 sound recordings and over 600 short audio clips chosen from two collections of the British Library Sound Archive: the Survey of English Dialects and the Millennium Memory Bank.

Sounds Familiar?

You’ll hear Londoners discussing marriage and working life, Welsh teenagers talking with pride about being bilingual and the Aristocracy chatting about country houses. You can explore the links between present-day Geordie and our Anglo-Saxon and Viking past or discover why Northern Irish accents are a rich blend of seventeenth century English and Scots. You can study changes in pronunciation among the middle classes or find out how British Asians express their linguistic identity. What you can do.