In his brand new post for Smorgasbord, Paul Andruss explores some of the assumptions made about the development of our individual languages from a common root many thousands of years ago. He also addresses the question of whether languages were spread by conquerors sweeping across continents or farmers gently moving across fertile plains and establishing communities that fed and watered the nomadic tribes who came after them. I am sure that Paul would love to hear your views and answer your questions.
Proto-Indo-Europeans by Paul Andruss
Indo-European migration route?
In Victorian times, philologists noted similarities in the words of many languages stretching across Eurasia deep into India. Languages separated by thousands of miles and thousands of years, such as ancient Irish, Spanish, and Russian; ancient Greek and Latin; ancient Sanskrit from the Indian Vedas and modern Hindi and Punjabi. They proposed an original language called Proto-Indo-European from which all…
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