Look at what my mum brought me!!!
I haven’t finished it but I’ve already read so many interesting things so far!!!
There was an article about the arrival of Indo-European languages in Europe and it came with this language tree
And then this article about sign languages and how some new sign languages appear within isolated communities all over the world and how they can disappear once they have exchanges with a bigger community with an established “standard” sign language (like, from isolated in the desert to communication with a country with a “national” sign language)(I don’t know what vocab I’m supposed to use so please educate me if I’m offending anyone here I’m such an ignorant)
Another article was talking about links between languages, and how linguists work on finding how they’re related to each other, taking click languages as an example in Zambia, or extinct languages of Tasmania.
And there was this article about linguistic areas (or Sprachbund) where different languages from different families evolve together and influence each other to the point where they develop similarities in their grammar and syntax. The main example used is the Balkans with Greek, Albanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, and Romanian. And this explains similarities between Modern Greek and Bulgarian (such as the loss of infinitives and the future tense using a particle derived from the verb “to want”) that Bulgarian doesn’t share with other Slavic languages, such as Russian.
And now I am about to read an article about French accents!!! So cool!!!