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									  An crann teanga
L'arbre des langues
   De taal boom
   kalbos medis
   Drzewo języka
The Language Tree
        What is the Language tree?
The language tree is not really a tree, it’s a chart that they have made
  to look like a tree and it shows how each language is connected to
  the other.

This tree shows indo-European
branches and the four main
groups of languages in the indo
European culture which are the
Anatolian, the Celto–Italo-Tocharian, the Balto-Slavo
Germanic, and Aryano–Greco–Armenic. All these are at
the trunk of the tree, they branch off into nine language groups all
together. These groups consist of Anatolian, Celtic, Romance,
Germanic, Baltic, Slavonic, Iranian, Indic, and Greek.
In the Anatolian ….
The Anatolian
branch of the Indo-
European language
tree consist of five
languages; Hittite,
Palaic, Lydian,
Luwian, and Lycian.
In the Celto–Italo-Tocharian…
The Celtic language
branch consist of two
inner branches; the
Brittanic and Gaulish.
On the Brittanic
branch there are three
languages; Cornish,
Breton, and Welsh.
On the Gaulish branch
there are three
languages as well
which include Scottish,
Irish, and Manx.
The Romance
consist of four
Spanish, French,
and Italian.
In the Balto-Slavo
The Germanic branch of
the language tree has two
sub branches within. One
is called the Western
Germanic branch, and the
other is called the
Scandinavian branch. The
Western Germanic branch
consist of six languages;
Flemish, Dutch, Low
German, High German,
Frisian, and English. The
Scandinavian branch
consists of four languages;
Danish, Swedish, Icelandic,
and Norwegian.
The Baltic
branch of the
language tree
consist of three
languages; Old
Lithuanian, and
The Slavonic branch of
the language tree consist
of three sub branches;
Southern Slavic, Proto –
Russian, and Western
Slavic. In the Southern
Slavic branch, there are
three languages; Serbo-
Croatian, Bulgarian, and
Slovenia. In the Proto –
Russian branch there are
three languages; Ukrainian,
White Russian, and Great
Russian. In the Western
Slavic branch there are two
languages; Polish and Czech.
In the Aryano–Greco–Armenic …
The Iranian
branch of the
language tree
consist of three
Persian, Pashto,
and Baluchi.
The Indic branch
of the Language
tree consist of
five languages;
Hindi, Marathi,
Gujarati, Panjabi,
and Bengali.
In the Greek
branch of the
language tree
there are four
languages ;
Aeolic, Ionic,
and Doric.
  All the stuff in between
In addition to the nine language branches; there
   are several small sub groups in between such as
   Osco – Umbrian, Gothic, Armenian, and Tocharian.
   The Osco – Umbrian branch is connected to the
   Italic branch, which connects to the Latin branch
   which connects to the Romance branch of the
   tree. The Gothic branch connects to the
   Scandinavian branch of the tree. The Armenian is
   a branch off the Armeno – Aryan branch, and the
   Tocharian branch is connected to the Celto –
   Italo- Tocharian branch.
             To sum it all up?
Each of these languages are connected to each
  other in at least one way, they are all Indo –
  European languages, meaning they are all a
  family coming from the same hearth.
                        The big
                                   This is the whole tree with
                                   every known language
                                   placed and organized
                                   within to show how each
                        Indo –     and every language is
                        European   related to one another
                        Part       through the “Mother
Small part within the
tree…                              Tongue”.

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