Discussion in 'Greetings!' started by Hangmountain, Jul 19, 2011.
Yeah, understanding. By comparing words and phrases I found Danish and Norwegian more alike.
Yup, but the link between the languages is not to be denied, I mean, norway and sweden were practically the same country for hundreds of years where as denmark always been "an enemy".
Yes, they are very similar compared to other languages.
...so a welcome thread devolves into a discussion on the origin of languages?
We could bring the entire origins of languages tree into this, but since magus is not all that happy about the development of this tread lets not.
... nah, who are we kidding, check this shit out!
Aaaaaaaaanyways, notice that I marked the origins of swedish with my super awesome mega cool paint skills. (it's the badly drawn red line if you didn't notice)
And there we have it, why swedish, norwegian and danish sounds like the same language to any and most outsiders.
It's missing Hindi.
And the french language only became french after English was already "Modern English".
Otherwise; I see how they're linked now. It's true that if you bring Icelandic into the picture, then it's very close to Norwegian; as they're both very close to Old Norse.
I think they're calling hindi "indian" here, it's not an awesome tree of origins but it showed my point. I do like the way finish is nothing like the other nordic languages. This is because the people that today are the fins were nomads long after that the people of the other nordic lands had settled down and started to be farmers. This meant that they were cut off from other civilizations and didn't adopt their customs etc. So when they did settle they were still using a language that was closer to thei origianl language than the other nords that had developed a new language by trade with their neighbours.
Hindi is still a language, so it could not be divided like they have. Oh well... Nothing is perfect (apart from your Paint skills ).
my paint skillz are amazing. I don't think there will ever be someone with such skill at ms pain as me!
nice paint skills hmm... wonder what Indo-European sounded like
Like a bunch of european guys talking in an indian accent??
Indo-European is still only a theoretical/hypothetical language. There is no concise proof whatsoever at it's having existed. All we have is the resemblance between all those languages, meaning that they have ind-European roots, however it doesn't mean that that was a language.
I would guess it is closer to indian since the people who live in europe today originated from there. the Aryans I think they were called, right?
It isn't closer to anything. The Hindi words are close to the English, that are close to the french, and so on and so forth.
The europeans did not come directly from Ethiopia, that's true, though they did stay a long time near Hungary, Hungarian is not an Indo-European language weirdly enough, it's linked with finnish.
Rember seeing this a while back while browsing ted. That's some interesting shizzitz!
what's finnish linked with? and how about asian languages, like chinese or japanese?
Chinese and Japanese have nothing to do with Indo-European, and Finnish is linked with Hungarian (and I think Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian).
those pesky asians, always making life hard for us trying to understand them... and yes, I am looking at you japan!
When I see this thread, this tune always starts playing in my head:
Okay that clip is very disturbing.
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