Tag: semitic

Let’s Arabic

Let’s Arabic

The Arabic language descends from the Afro-asiatic branch of the Semitic language tree. As many Semitic languages do, Arabic builds up words using semantic bases composed by sequences of two letters. Syntax is characterized by Protosemitic-like declensions, which is quite a conservative aspect of this language. Arabic phonological system owns a scarce number of vowels, […]

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A Look At Language Families

A Look At Language Families

March 23, 2011 |

There are approximately 6,912 living languages in the world today. Most languages belong to larger language groups or families, which is a group of similar or related languages that developed from a common ancestor, referred to as protolanguage (“proto” means “early” in Greek). Let’s take a look at a few major language groups, including an […]

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