What is history of your language?What are the oldest languages? your languages are derived from which old one?

Hi every body, have you searched about history of your mother tongue or languages  you are learning?

for example, Farsi is the direct descendant of Old Persian, which was the language of the Persian Empire. Modern Persian took form around 800 CE, and one of the things that differentiates it from many modern languages is that it has changed relatively little since then.

shush (old name was susa) was an ancient city of the first Persian Empire. (4000 BC, although the first traces of a village inhabited in the 7000 BC are) many samples of this old city are kept in Louvre Museum and  maybe had one of the old languages that we don't know about that. anyway, i mean modern languages

I have heard that in sixteenth century one person found relationship between  the Persian language, European languages and the German. another one found the Germanic languages ​​(Guti and German), Persian, Latin and Greek survivors unique language that no longer exists.

have you searched about history of your languages? what do you think about its history?


Apr 20, 2017 2:21 PM
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Very interesting Sudeep...Odia is a language spoken by 3.2% of India's population. it sounds nice...i didn't know it have had comparatively little influence from  Persian too.

Tamils comprise 24.87% of the population in Sri Lanka, 5.91% in India, 10.83% in Mauritius, 5% in Singapore and approximately 6% in Malaysia. very good..

Thanks for your comment dear i know more than before about your beautiful language...

April 21, 2017

If you are interested in the history of English, Bill Bryson's The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way is wonderful. Completely factual but very entertaining. You don't need to read all of it, you can dip into any chapter and just read a bit; you are sure to learn something.

English vocabulary comes from two older languages, because of the Norman Conquest of 1066 C.E. The people in England were Anglo-Saxons, and spoke a language related to German. The Normans (from Normandy) were French, and spoke French, which is derived from Latin. We acquired a sort of double vocabulary. The common people spoke Anglo-Saxon; the rulers and the aristocracy spoke French. To this day, we have a vocabulary of short, everyday words from Anglo-Saxon, and long, formal, dignified or technical words derived from French and Latin.

April 21, 2017

hi Yas, that was a mistake for telling existence of some languages, but you called me was more strange for me rather than  you didn't  understand my question...any way, all of my question was clear 

which part you don't understand?

April 20, 2017

Irish is the national and first official language of Ireland. It is derived from Old Irish, from which Scottish Gaelic and Manx are also derived. Irish belongs to the Celtic family of languages, which is divided into two branches: Gaelic (comprising Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Manx) and British (comprising Welsh, Cornish and Breton).

Although spoken in Ireland and Great Britain, the Celtic languages are completely distinct from English. In fact the English language arrived in these islands much later when various waves of invaders came over from continental Europe.

Celtic languages were once very widely spoken across mainland Europe, but largely died out there under the Roman occupation. Now extinct Continental Celtic languages include Gaulish (spoken in what is now France), Galatian (in Anatolia), Celtiberian (in Iberia) and Lepontic (in northern Italy).

The Celtic languages ultimately form part of the Indo-European family, and so are distantly related to Persian.

April 21, 2017

My mother tongue is Odia and it is an Eastern Indo-Aryan language which is spoken in the state of Odisha that is situated on the east coast of India. It is spoken by nearly 40 million people. The history of Odia language stretches back to about 1500 years. Unlike other major north Indian languages, Odia seems to have had comparatively little influence from  Persian and Arabic.

India is a linguistically diverse country. The oldest language is Tamil. Some think Sanskrit is the oldest language but there are some pieces of evidence that tell that it is Tamil.

April 21, 2017
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