One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The unrecorded language from which all Indo-European languages are hypothesized to derive.See Indo-European
- ‘The standard estimate for the time depth of the Indo-European parent language, Proto-Indo-European, is perhaps 6,000 years BP.’
- ‘The first language and its evolution to an ancient language called Proto-Indo-European (Proto-IE) are lost.’
- ‘This was the basis of the reconstruction of the ancient and hypothetical language, Proto-Indo-European, from which we believe are derived most European tongues, and many spoken in Western and Central Asia.’
- ‘All are presumed to have descended from a single common ancestor language known as Proto-Indo-European.’
- ‘When Proto-Indo-European was spoken, the sea level was still recovering from the low point it had reached during the Ice Age, about 100 metres lower than the present level.’
Relating to Proto-Indo-European.
- ‘We lose the thread at the Proto-Indo-European tongue spoken beginning in 4,000 b.c. and since vanished.’
- ‘Whatever the truth, the mystery and magic of our Proto-Indo-European heritage has continued to fascinate me and many scholars in the field.’
- ‘‘Sagacity’ in English print in 1548 was originally the ability to track or hunt, in Proto-Indo-European cultures.’
- ‘A significant number of animals were probably brought, first by the Proto-Indo-European peoples, into northern Iberia during the fifth millennium B.P., and second by the Roman invasions ca. 2300 B.P.’
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