Apr 29, 2021 • 1HR 11M

Thomas Olander: the origin and spread of Indo-European languages

Historical linguistics and the phylogenetics of languages

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Distribution of Indo-European languages

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45% of humans speak an Indo-European language. English is Indo-European. Hindi is Indo-European. The language of the ancient Hittites was Indo-European. This is one reason the origin and expansion of this language family is so interesting to so many.

Thomas Olander is an associate professor of Indo-European studies …

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