Articles tagged with: languages
Several nationalistic YouTube videos, chiefly from “Hungarian History Productions”, speak of Ural-Altaic peoples or civilizations as “agglutinative folk”. However, a correlation between Ural-Altaic languages—let alone ethnic groups associated with those languages—and agglutinative morphology is tenuous at best.
After several rounds of revisions, we are now ready to release Language Map of the Caucasus 4.0 and Language Map of Dagestan 4.0.
Yesterday’s GeoNote introduced this Languages of the World GeoQuiz. This page shows the answers in bold, so if you would like to first take the quiz without seeing the answers, see yesterday’s post before scrolling down.
Today’s GeoQuiz comes from the multiple-choice exam I gave my students in Introduction to Linguistics class.
Earlier this year, GeoCurrents ran a series of posts on the Caucasus. As part of that project, we set out to map the ethno-linguistic mosaic of the region. Now, the maps have been “crowdedited” and revised.
What do all human languages have in common and in what ways are they different? How can language be used to trace different peoples and their past? Are certain languages similar because of common descent or language contact?
A new book by Asya Pereltsvaig, published by Cambridge University Press, answers these and other questions about the world’s languages. Assuming no prior …
The Caucasus region, dominated by the imposing Great Caucasus mountain range and stretching between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, has long been known as one of the world’s ethnically and linguistically most diverse areas. According to the Roman historian Pliny, when the Romans came to the Caucasus, they needed 134 interpreters to deal with the jumble of languages …