Indo-european and germanic influences english is a member of the indo-european family of languages this broad family includes most of the european languages spoken today. The history of aave and its genetic affiliation, by which we mean what language varieties it is related to, are also a matter of controversy some scholars contend that aave developed out of the contact between speakers of west african languages and speakers of vernacular english varieties. The most common languages can also vary depending on whether studies include only primary languages, or all languages spoken in a population and then, of course, there’s the problem of what constitutes a dialect vs a language vs a creole. Medieval greek: the continuation of hellenistic greek during medieval greek history as the official and vernacular language of the byzantine empire, and continued to be used until, and after the fall of that empire in the 15th century.
In his opinion, ‘very few people are concerned with the origin of language because most consider it a hopeless question’ the development of language, he admits, is a ‘mystery’ the development of language, he admits, is a ‘mystery. The origins of black american english, ebonics and history tuesday, november 8, 2005 in black culture (black people) , hip hop , history , social commentary , white people chance writes: black-american english is the second most spoken english in america. Although now just a “subsidiary official language” (one of 15 official languages in a country which boasts 1,652 languages and dialects), and much less important than hindi, english continues to be used as the lingua franca in the legal system, government administration, the army, business, media and tourism. The most spoken languages in america english reigns in the united states, but spanish and other languages are also spoken throughout the country the united states is a leader in international business and a country based on immigration, resulting in a dynamic country wherein english is the most widely spoken language but where french, arabic.
In the classical, or hellenic period, greek existed in several major dialects, each of which has its own significance for the history of the language, but the most influential of these would ultimately prove to be the one spoken in athens, called attic. Thousands of languages have developed around the world during historythey all use different sounds and different words almost all languages are influenced by other languages and borrow words from themkindergarten, for example, is a word borrowed from german written languages use an alphabet to form words and sentences. The chinese language is the oldest written language in the world with at least six thousand years of history chinese character inscriptions have been found in turtle shells dating back to the shang dynasty 1 (1766-1123 bc) proving the written language has existed for more than 3,000 years. The f-word is of germanic origin, related to dutch, german, and swedish words for to strike and to move back and forth it first appears, though, only in the 16th century, in a manuscript of. Koine ‘common’ greek, a fusion of of various greek dialects with the dialect of athens, was a common greek dialect that became one of the world’s first lingua francas medieval (byzantine) greek was the literary language of the byzantine empire that was used until its fall in the 15th century ad.
The well defined traditional groups of readers knew latin, and many read it with ease and better than their own mother tongue books in the vernacular languages were for 'every man, as well rude as learned,' and the student of literacy and literary taste must be as much concerned with the 'rude' as with the learned. For much of human history, common measurements of length were based on body parts and were variable from region to region most other measurements were also inconsistent during the 1300s, these measurements started to be fixed and standardized for the first time. For the general history of the language and old east slavic literature, see old east slavic language during the pre-kievan period, after the mongol invasion of rus in the 13th century the vernacular language of the conquered peoples remained firmly slavic. Spanish is a romance language, meaning that it is a vernacular descendant of latin, the official language of the roman empire and a branch of the indo-european in addition to spanish, the romance group includes portuguese, french, italian, rumanian, galician, sardinian and catalan languages, as well as dialects such as occitan and rheto-romance.
Vernacular languages : the use of vernacular languages for the written word had something of a fluctuating history, with a general tendency to increase towards the later part of the middle ages languages are the most powerful symbol of ethnic identity the encouragement or repression of vernacular literacy has tended to coincide with the expression or suppression of national or ethnic boundaries. The vernacular the commonly spoken language or dialect of a particular people or place word origin and history for vernacular adj c1600, native to a country, from latin vernaculus domestic, native, from verna home-born slave, native, a word of etruscan origin. As a result, people in the dark ages (from 476 until 1066) began to speak in more vernacular languages, or languages that the masses spoke, that became increasingly different from latin.
Crucially, he believed in educating the people in the vernacular english language, not latin, and he himself made several translations of important works into english, include bede’s “ecclesiastical history of the english people. The bible in vernacular languages, a central demand of the protestant reformation, subsequently becomes the main weapon in the armoury of protestant missionaries spreading around the world, along with the traders and administrators of the expanding european empires of the 19th century, these missionaries encounter more and more languages into. Origin of latin language latin is a member of the italic languages, subgroup of the indo-european family of languages below is a chart showing the indo-european language family tree.