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  Mutually intelligible languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Languages mutually intelligible but not genetically related may be creoles and parent languages, or geographically adjacent variants of two unrelated languages.
However, intelligibility among languages can vary between individuals or groups within a language population, according to their knowledge of various registers and vocabulary in their own language, their interest in or familiarity with other cultures, psycho-cognitive traits, and other factors.
The Frisian language is the closest living cousin to English (after Scots), both being descended from the Anglo-Frisian group, but the two tongues are not mutually intelligible.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mutually_intelligible_languages   (1721 words)

 European languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Finno-Ugric languages are a subfamily of the Uralic language family.
It is the smallest official language of the EU in terms of speakers.
Three minor source languages for European borrowings are Arabic (esp. in mathematics and science, foreign plants and fruits), Italian (esp. in arts, esp. from the 15th to the 17th c.), German (esp. in arts, education, mining, trading from the 12th to the 20th c.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_languages   (2888 words)

 Languages & Writing Systems
Language is a system of conventional spoken or written symbols by means of which human beings, as members of a social group and participants in its culture, communicate.
The languages of North Asia are those spoken from the Arctic Ocean on the north to South Asia and China on the south and from the Caspian Sea and Ural Mountains in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east.
In East Asia the languages spoken are largely Chinese languages (or dialects) in China, Japanese in Japan, and Korean in Korea, though the Altaic group is represented in China by Uighur, a Turkic language, and Manchu, a Manchu-Tungus language.
www.crystalinks.com /languages.html   (2993 words)

 Germanic languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The common ancestor of all languages comprising this branch is Proto-Germanic, spoken in approximately the latter mid-1st millennium BC in Iron Age Northern Europe.
The largest Germanic languages are English and German, with approximately 380 and 120 million native speakers respectively.The group consists of other notable languages, such as Dutch with 22 and Afrikaans with 16 million speakers; and the Scandinavian languages including Danish, Norwegian and Swedish with a combined total of about 20 million speakers.
The Gothic language was written in the Gothic alphabet developed by Bishop Ulfilas for his translation of the Bible in the 4th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Germanic_languages   (1636 words)

 Behind the Name: Languages Referenced by this Site
The Semitic language that is spoken in the Middle East and northern Africa.
The Semitic language that was formerly spoken in Ethiopia.
The Gaelic language of the Celts of Ireland.
surnames.behindthename.com /languages.php   (1157 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : List of languages by number of native speakers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This is a list of languages ordered by number of first-language speakers, with some data for second-language use.
Some listings are not single languages in the sense of being mutually intelligible (e.g.
For languages spoken by very few people, and so in danger of extinction, see list of endangered languages.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /List_of_languages_by_number_of_native_speakers   (2082 words)

 Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Wales is located in the south-west of Great Britain, and is bordered by England to the east, the Bristol Channel to the south, St George's Channel in the west, and the Irish Sea to the north.
Thus, Saint David went on a pilgrimage to Rome during the 6th century, and was serving as a bishop in Wales well before Augustine arrived to convert the King of Kent and founded the diocese of Canterbury.
Wales borders by England to the east and by sea in the other three directions: the Bristol Channel to the south, St George's Channel to the west, and the Irish Sea to the north.
wales.iqnaut.net   (1703 words)

 LoLA: Preliminary List of Languages and Linguistic Groups in Los Angeles
The following languages of Los Angeles are enumerated according to their places in the genealogical classification that is used simply as an accepted system of reference.
Some languages with a limited number of speakers and/or not described by previous investigators are not identified individually, but are put together with an indication of a general linguistic group as a common label.
The mixture of languages and the elements of the Korean-English pidgin.
www.humnet.ucla.edu /languagesofla/lolalangs.htm   (2000 words)

 3 languages at once
The peasantsŐ spoken language was relatively unaffected by this shift southward, but Norwegian as a written language died out for all practical purposes in the 15th century.
The new language, spoken by nobody, was supposed to be a written standard relatively close to the speech of Norwegians throughout the country.
Both languages have, in fact, survived, and are by law on an equal footing in all official state documents, including postal, (e.g., stamps have either the name "Norge" or "Noreg" on them), legislative, broadcast.
www.tc.umn.edu /~janus005/3languages.html   (2431 words)

 A Diversity of Written as well as Spoken Languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It is a well-known fact that hundreds of languages are spoken around the world, but we in the digital publishing and document imaging industries often do not take pause to consider that written and published documents exist in all of these languages as well.
Dungan A sino-tibetan language spoken in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Guarani A tupian language spoken in Paraguay and nearby regions in Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia.
www.planetdjvu.com /a_diversity_of_languages.htm   (2991 words)

The differences between these languages are huge; not only because of differences in style and taste of their creators, but also because every creator inevitably has his own ideas about what a North Slavic language would look like.
Vozgian is the easternmost of all North Slavic languages.
It left its mark in the phonological development of the language (an example of which is vowel harmony, resulting in front vowels like ö and ü), but also in its grammar: where the other Slavic languages have seven cases at most, Vozgian has thirteen of them as a result of the postfixation of prepositions.
www.geocities.com /wenedyk/vozgian   (590 words)

 Launguages in Medieval Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
One overriding note is that even when a nation or province speaks one language more or less uniformly, it is still possible to travel ten miles and encounter mutually incomprehensible versions of the same language.
You may consider the Scandinavian languages presented to all be dialects of Norse.
Caucasian languages: A wide variety of languages are spoken in the Caucasian mountains, with only a passing similarity to each other.
www.oz.net /~nataraja/ars/characters/languages.html   (670 words)

 The World Factbook 2004 - Notes and Definitions
The index is the ratio of (a) the area between a country's Lorenz curve and the 45 degree helping line to (b) the entire triangular area under the 45 degree line.
This entry lists in alphabetical order by abbreviation those international organizations in which the subject country is a member or participates in some other way.
This entry lists the major ports and harbors selected on the basis of overall importance to each country.  This is determined by evaluating a number of factors (e.g., dollar value of goods handled, gross tonnage, facilities, military significance).
www.brainyatlas.com /docs/notesanddefs.html   (8880 words)

 EduNet Languages Page
Ojibwe Language and Culture: An introduction to the language and culture of the Ojibwe, by Nanvy Vogt.
Universal Survey of Languages: The Universal Survey of Languages is envisioned as a major collaborative effort with the goal of creating a linguistic reference for the layman and linguist alike.
The USL contains audio files of spoken language and descriptions of morphology and phonology of the world's languages, as well as a hypertext introduction to linguistics, an introduction and reference to the International Phonetic Alphabet, a linguistic dictionary and information on language families.
www.edunet.ie /links/language.html   (2079 words)

 Top 20 Philosophy - A directory and selection of the best web sites for Philosophy!
In the East, the origin is more difficult to pinpoint, as human thought developed in different ways, and the approach typical of philosophy can be seen as underlying ancient texts without being made explicit.
The tradition of analytic philosophy began with Gottlob Frege at the turn of the twentieth-century, and was carried on by Bertrand Russell, G.
The question of which specific languages can be considered essential to philosophizing is a theme in the works of many recent philosophers.
www.top20philosophy.com   (4608 words)

 Majors & Minors-East Asian Language and Cultures
East Asian Languages and Cultures includes the language and literature of China, Japan, Korea, Tibet, and other East Asian cultural regions.
In all cases students proceed from initial acquisition of a facility in the spoken language to a reading knowledge of both modern and classical forms.
Individual upper-division courses stress the philological, linguistic, or literary study of oriental cultures, and students are encouraged to select courses that will provide them an insight into each of these disciplines.
ls-advise.berkeley.edu /majors/ealang.html   (205 words)

 RMIsaac's LinguaPages
The National Center for the Hebrew Language is underwritten by The Jewish Agency's Department of Education and publishes a newsletter, IvritNow, and a vocabulary-building supplement, "Today's Word." The NCHL maintains a Hebrew Language Resource Center for both the general public and professionals in the field.
Revival of the Hebrew Language: it re-emerged in the 1880s as a modern cultural medium, becoming a vital factor in the national revival movement which culminated in the creation of the State.
Language Construction Kit: "This set of webpages...is intended for anyone who wants to create artificial languages-- for a fantasy or an alien world, as a hobby, as an interlanguage.
www.eskimo.com /~rmisaac/lang.html   (2887 words)

 Cartoon Paper Justifies Itself to Saudis | The Brussels Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
By his conversion to this type of belief (by Billy Graham) Bush knew how to tap into a massive section of evangelical Christians who until now never voted during elections, for the leaders of the world were in their eyes messengers of Satan.
Mohammad claimed the language of the quran was of such an unsurpassed beauty that no poet could match it.
His language was Arabic - just as all other languages a human invention, an imperfect means to communicate with others.
www.brusselsjournal.com /node/731   (10696 words)

 Christmas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Matthew's gospel begins by recounting the genealogy and virgin birth of Jesus, and then skips to the coming of the Wise Men from the East to the home where Christ was staying after his birth in Bethlehem of Judea.
Most of the familiar traditional practices and symbols of Christmas, such as the Christmas tree, the Christmas ham, the Yule Log, holly, mistletoe, and the giving of presents, were adapted or appropriated by Christian missionaries from the earlier Ásatrú pagan midwinter holiday of Yule.
This celebration of the winter solstice was widespread and popular in northern Europe long before the arrival of Christianity, and the word for Christmas in the Scandinavian languages is still today the pagan jul (=yule).
christmas.iqnaut.net   (5940 words)

 H-Net Discussion Networks
H-Net's e-mail lists function as electronic networks, linking professors, teachers and students in an egalitarian exchange of ideas and materials.
Gender in the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Western Asia, Iran, and the Mediterranean.
List for Discussion of History of Journalism and Mass Communication
www.h-net.org /lists   (308 words)

 Introduction to World Statesmen
These are rulers who officially occupy none of listed posts, but control or have major influence over the polity.
Earl recalls the Scandinavian term, a Countess is a female Earl, and
Consequently, XEAS is used for the East Africa Shilling.
www.worldstatesmen.org /INTRO.html   (4612 words)

 Ethnologue report for Greenland
The number of languages listed for Greenland is 2.
Population includes 3,000 East Greenlandic, 44,000 West Greenlandic, 800 North Greenlandic.
Dialects: West Greenlandic, East Greenlandic, "Polar Eskimo" (North Greenlandic, Thule Inuit).
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Greenland   (79 words)

 Resources of Scholarly Societies - Languages
A set of guidelines is used in determining whether to include resources.
American Association of Teachers of German ["the language, literature, and culture of the German-speaking countries."]
Association for the History of Language ["...formerly known as the Melbourne Association for the History of Language"]
www.scholarly-societies.org /language_soc.html   (1083 words)

 Ethnologue report for Iceland
The number of languages listed for Iceland is 3.
Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, North, East Scandinavian, Danish-Swedish, Danish-Riksmal, Danish
This web edition of the Ethnologue contains all the content of the print edition and may be cited as:
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Iceland   (48 words)

 Hurdy-gurdy Bibliography
There are also pictures of modern makers and players, a listing and analysis of the instruments in Scandinavian museums (including a surprising number of instruments by prominent French makers), a discussion of the types of music played, and drawings of some of the mechanical details.
It has an extensive listing of hurdy-gurdies in museums, a short list of music and method books, a discography which concentrates on early music and traditional music on vinyl, and a bibliography.
An extensive listing of the music written for the instrument in the 18th century may be found in Robert Green's book.
www.hurdygurdy.com /info/biblio.htm   (5091 words)

 Image Gallery, The College of Letters and Science, UC Berkeley
Languages and Literature Studies in the Division of Arts and Humanities
The study of languages and literatures in the Division of Arts and Humanities encompasses stunning variety.
East Asian Languages and Cultures: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mogolian, Uighur, Tibetan
ls.berkeley.edu /college/gallery/chalkbrd_words.html   (272 words)

 Center for World Languages: Foreign Languages at UCLA
The list is organized according to the department in which languages are offered.
Ancient Indo-European languages of Anatolia*: Hittite, Palaic, Luwian (both cuneiform and hieroglyphic), Lycian and Lydian.
Tocharian A and B (separate, but closely related, languages).
www.isop.ucla.edu /languages/article.asp?parentid=26792   (166 words)

 Majors & Minors-Scandinavian
The three major Scandinavian languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian) are distinctive but closely enough related to be mutually comprehensible.
Although the Department of Scandinavian concentrates on the teaching of languages and literature, it tries to accommodate students with interests in such areas as history, social science (particularly as it bears on the welfare state experience), and art and architecture.
Study of Scandinavian gives students access not only to a language area but also to a distinctive tradition.
ls-advise.berkeley.edu /majors/scandin.html   (259 words)

 Foreign Language and Culture
Language Courses Abroad (language courses in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Portugal, Greece, and Latin America)
Language Tutors (connecting learners and tutors in 100 foreign languages)
Filipino Languages (Cebuano, Tagalog, and Blaan, languages of the Philippines)
www.speakeasy.org /~dbrick/Hot/foreign.html   (3839 words)

 HCL Libraries - Harvard College Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Includes publications in the humanities and social sciences on traditional and modern East Asia written in East Asian and Western languages.
Collections primarily emphasize literature and history and include significant holdings in linguistics, classical and modern languages, folklore, bibliography, economics, philosophy, psychology, the history of science and technology, and the history of social sciences.
Includes international works in more than 100 languages with special emphasis on Hebrew and Yiddish, Slavic, and Middle Eastern languages.
hcl.harvard.edu /harvard-yenching   (1375 words)

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