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Where do

languages
come from?
Etymology

What

did we notice about the languages


we looked at in a previous lesson?
Some are very similar.
Look back at your sheets and tell me
which languages are similar.

Proto-Indo European
Language Tree
August Schleicher 1871

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/teach

ers/literacy_7_11/word/newsid_1806000/
1806819.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/teach
ers/literacy_7_11/word/newsid_1658000/
1658019.stm

GW:
Go

to google then google translator


Translate the following sentence into the
languages given on the sheet:
I have a cat.

Activity: Allocate which language group of


leaves you think would go above each set
of languages.
What were your findings.
Now let us have a look at the actual tree.
How close were your findings?
Why do you think these similarities exist?

Homework:
Project
Choose

1 group of leaves and research


the languages that stem from it.
Provide examples to show similarities.
Refer to template.