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Nostratic
a proto-language place in Anatolia (modern Turkey)
Indo-European
aka Aryan – developed around 6,000 BC in Anatolia – ultimate source of English
Lithuanian
- speakers of this language may represent the non-migratory element of Indo-European
- divided from the Satem branch of Indo-European (from Nostratic…)
Italic and the Romance Languages
- Romance languages evolved beginning with the Italic tribes
- “romance languages cling to eastern lands”
- Europe the home of Italic languages but are others
- Dalmatian is extinct; Udino died in 1898…
West Germanic and English
- “high” and “low” west Germanic pertaining to geography
- high is the modern language of germany
- low became saxon, franconian, Frisian, and English
MAP OF EVOLUTION
- Germanic – West – Low German – AngloFrisian – English – Old English (449 to 1066)
Middle English (1066-1500) – Modern English (1500- current)
- dialect of Wessex wad dominant b/c of Alfred’s success
- other regional dialects still important
- West saxo dialect evolved into Middle English