Indo-European language

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Noun1.Indo-European language - the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
Proto-Indo European, PIE - a prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Indo-European languages
Albanian - the Indo-European language spoken by the people of Albania
Armenian language, Armenian - the Indo-European language spoken predominantly in Armenia, but also in Azerbaijan
Illyrian - a minor and almost extinct branch of the Indo-European languages; spoken along the Dalmatian coast
Thraco-Phrygian - an extinct branch of the Indo-European language family thought by some to be related to Armenian
Balto-Slavic, Balto-Slavic language, Balto-Slavonic - a family of Indo-European languages including the Slavic and Baltic languages
Germanic, Germanic language - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic
Celtic, Celtic language - a branch of the Indo-European languages that (judging from inscriptions and place names) was spread widely over Europe in the pre-Christian era
Italic language, Italic - a branch of the Indo-European languages of which Latin is the chief representative
Tocharian - a branch of the Indo-European language family that originated in central Asia during the first millennium A.D.
Indo-Iranian, Indo-Iranian language - the branch of the Indo-European family of languages including the Indic and Iranian language groups
Anatolian, Anatolian language - an extinct branch of the Indo-European family of languages known from inscriptions and important in the reconstruction of Proto-Indo European
Greek, Hellenic, Hellenic language - the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
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If we trace any Indo-European language back far enough, we arrive hypothetically (at any rate according to some authorities) at the stage when language consisted only of the roots out of which subsequent words have grown.
In some languages, according to some authorities, the distinction of parts of speech does not exist; in many languages it is widely different from that to which we are accustomed in the Indo-European languages. These facts have to be borne in mind if we are to avoid giving metaphysical importance to mere accidents of our own speech.
Sayce maintained that all European philosophy since Aristotle has been dominated by the fact that the philosophers spoke Indo-European languages, and therefore supposed the world, like the sentences they were used to, necessarily divisible into subjects and predicates.
Professor Mark Pagel has been conducting a study on the history of Indo-European languages, which form the basis of how we speak today.
The academic said Jack and the Beanstalk was rooted in a group of stories classified as The Boy Who Stole Ogre's Treasure, and could be traced back to when Eastern and Western Indo-European languages split - more than 5,000 years ago.
I studied ancient Greek and Latin in school for five years but no teacher ever put these ancient languages in the bigger context of the Indo-European language family.
It is the site of discovery of the earliest traces of the Hittite language, and the earliest attestation of any Indo-European language, dated to the 20th century BC.
Albanian is an Indo-European language spoken in the Republic of Albania, Republic of Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Montenegro and in the Republic of Serbia (Presheva Valley); its standard form is the official language of the Republics of Albania and Kosovo.
For these same reasons, and due to the diversity of the topics covered--from the nature of linguistic change to the Indo-European language families, to the principles of etymology, and the history of Spanish outside of the peninsula--the book should also be considered a work of dissemination or obra de divulgacion.
And the Welsh and English words here are all related to much older words within the Indo-European language group to which they both belong.
Armenian forms an independent branch of the Indo-European language family, but is most closely related to Greek, Pashto, and Farsi.

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