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intelligible [ citation needed ] , somewhat analogous to the species barrier in biology . Language contact can occur at language borders , [ 2 ] between adstratum languages, or as the result of migration , with an intrusive language acting as either a superstratum or a substratum . Language | 2011/9/14 23:00:11

Indo-European languages print that page

The Indo -European languages are a family (or phylum ) of several hundred related languages and dialects , [ 1 ] including most major languages of Europe , the Iranian plateau , and South Asia , and historically also predominant in Anatolia . With written attestations appearing since the | 2011/9/10 18:00:23

Andamanese languages print that page


inhabitants was long known to maritime powers and traders of the South– and Southeast–Asia region, contact with these peoples was highly sporadic and very often hostile; as a result, almost nothing is recorded of them or their languages until the mid-18th century. From the 1860s onwards

Languages of the Caribbean print that page


[ edit ] Language groups Most languages spoken in the Caribbean belong to one of four major Indo -European language families: English, Spanish, French and Dutch. These belong to language families concentrated or originating outside of the Caribbean continent, primarily Europe . Since the

Indo-Aryan languages print that page

The Indo -Aryan languages (within the context of Indo -European studies also Indic [ 1 ] ) constitutes a branch of the Indo -Iranian languages , itself a branch of the Indo -European language family. Indo -Aryan speakers form about one half (approx 1.5 billion) of all Indo -European speakers | 2011/9/28 15:09:33

Pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact print that page


ambiguous or circumstantial evidence cited by proponents. Only one instance of pre-Columbian European contact – the Norse settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada c. 1000 CE – is regarded by scholars as demonstrated. [ 1 ] The scientific responses to other pre-Columbian

Modern English print that page

Australian English , British English , Canadian English , Caribbean English , Hiberno-English , Indo -Pakistani English , Nigerian English , New Zealand English , Philippine English , Singaporean English , and South African English . According to the Ethnologue , there are over 1 billion speakers | 2011/3/10 14:13:17

Quantitative comparative linguistics print that page

A goal of comparative historical linguistics is to identify instances of genetic relatedness amongst languages [ 1 ] . The steps in quantitative analysis are (i) to devise a procedure based on theoretical grounds, on a particular model or on past experience, etc. (ii) to verify the procedure | 2011/2/2 15:35:12

Polynesian navigation print that page


Island in the Solomon Islands . Contents 1 History 2 Theories 2.1 Pre-Columbian contact with the Americas 2.2 Post-colonization 2.3 Experimental research 3 Notes 4 References 5 External links [ edit ] History A projection of the Polynesian triangle on

Javindo language print that page

It should not be confused with Petjo , a different Dutch- and Malay-based creole also spoken by Indo Eurasians. With the loss of the generation that lived in the Dutch East Indies era this language has almost died out. [ edit ] Notes ^ Willems, Wim Sporen van een Indisch verleden (1600 | 2011/5/22 8:29:20