Indo-European Languages: Germanic Languages, Celtic Languages, Italic Languages, Tocharian Languages, Pashto Language, Albanian Language, Ancient Macedonian Language, Illyrian Languages, Proto-Balto-Slavic Language, Centum-satem Isogloss

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General Books, Aug 29, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 58 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 57. Chapters: Germanic languages, Celtic languages, Italic languages, Tocharian languages, Pashto language, Albanian language, Ancient Macedonian language, Illyrian languages, Proto-Balto-Slavic language, Centum-satem isogloss, Proto-Indo-Iranian language, Pan-Illyrian theories, British language, Messapian language, List of Indo-European languages, Phrygian language, Ligurian, Venetic language, Italo-Celtic, Liburnian language, Modern Indo-European language, Graeco-Armenian, Belgian language, Paeonian language, Proto-Iranian language, Graeco-Aryan, Caucasian Albanian language, Paleo-Balkan languages, Die Sprache, Judeo-Golpaygani language, Tanchangya language, Barbari dialect, Jakati language, Brionnais-Charolais dialect. Excerpt: Albanian (, pronounced, or shqip ) is an Indo-European language spoken by approximately 7.6 million people, primarily in Albania and Kosovo but also in other areas of the Balkans in which there is an Albanian population, including western Macedonia, southern Montenegro, southern Serbia and northwestern Greece. Albanian is also spoken in centuries old Albanian colonies in southern Greece and in southern Italy and Sicily. Additionally, speakers of Albanian can be found elsewhere throughout the latter two countries resulting from a modern diaspora, originating from the Balkans, that also includes Scandinavia, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Singapore, Brazil, Canada and the United States. The Albanian language is a distinct Indo-European language that does not belong to any other existing branch. Sharing lexical isoglosses with Greek, Balto-Slavic, and Germanic, the word stock of Albanian is quite distinct. Once hastily grouped with Germanic and Balto-Slavic by the merger of PIE * and * into * in a supposed "northern group." Albanian has proven to be d...

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