4 days ago · Given names originating from the Slavic languages are most common in Slavic countries.. The main types of Slavic names: Two-basic names, often ending in mir/měr (Volodiměr, Ostroměr, Tihoměr), *volod (Vsevolod, Rogvolod), *pŭlkŭ (Svetopolk, Yaropolk), *slavŭ (Vladislav, Dobroslav, Vseslav) and their derivatives (Dobrynya, Tishila, Rat(i)sha, Putyata, etc.)
3 days ago · Among modern languages, cases still feature prominently in most of the Balto-Slavic languages (except Macedonian and Bulgarian), with most having six to eight cases, as well as Icelandic, German and Modern Greek, which have four. In German, cases are mostly marked on articles and adjectives, and less so on nouns.
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4 days ago · Lithuanian grammar retains many archaic features from Proto-Balto-Slavic that have been lost in other Balto-Slavic languages, and is consequently very complex. Contents 1 Properties and morphological categories
2 days ago · There are about 445 living Indo-European languages, according to the estimate by Ethnologue, with over two thirds (313) of them belonging to the Indo-Iranian branch. All Indo-European languages have descended from a single prehistoric language, reconstructed as Proto-Indo-European, spoken sometime in the Neolithic era.
- One of the world's primary language families
- Albanian, Armenian, Balto-Slavic (Baltic and Slavic languages), Celtic, Germanic, Hellenic, Indo-Iranian (Indo-Aryan, Iranian, and Nuristani), Italic (including Romance languages), Anatolian †, Illyrian †(?), Daco-Thracian †(?), Tocharian †, Phrygian †, Cimmerian † (?), Lusitanian †(?)
3 days ago · Phonetically, Tocharian languages are "centum" Indo-European languages, meaning that they merge the palatovelar consonants (*ḱ, *ǵ, *ǵʰ) of Proto Indo-European with the plain velars (*k, *g, *gʰ) rather than palatalizing them to affricates or sibilants.
2 days ago · The precursor to modern Polish is the Old Polish language.Ultimately, Polish is thought to descend from the unattested Proto-Slavic language. Polish was a lingua franca from 1500 to 1700 in Central and parts of Eastern Europe, because of the political, cultural, scientific and military influence of the former Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
3 days ago · Germanic given names are traditionally dithematic; that is, they are formed from two elements, by joining a prefix and a suffix.For example, King Æþelred's name was derived from æþele, for "noble", and ræd, for "counsel".
6 days ago · The name "Albanians" was used in medieval Greek and Latin documents that gradually entered European languages from which other similar derivative names emerged. Linguists believe that the alb part in the root word originates from an Indo-European term for a type of mountainous topography, meaning "hill, mountain", also present in Alps .
May 08, 2021 · po. water; Further reading . Walter Seiler, The Main Structures of Imonda (1984) Walter Seiler, Imonda: Papuan Language, page 188: "Another excellent example that illustrates the relational character of -l, is provided by po water. When po is used to refer to general water, rain or creeks it has no -l.