Daughter Languages

Some articles on language, daughter, daughter languages, daughter language, languages:

Glottalic Theory - Objections
... systems of the attested dialects were derived from a parent language in the above form ... If the parent language had a typologically unusual system, like the traditional p-b-bh, then it might be expected to collapse into more typical systems, possibly with different solutions in the various daughter ... be expected to be stable and, therefore, to have been preserved in at least some of the daughter languages, which is not the case no daughter language preserves ejective ...
Indo-European Languages - Evolution - Sound Changes
... As the Proto-Indo-European (PIE) language broke up, its sound system diverged as well, changing according to various sound laws evidenced in the daughter ... velar is disputed see Proto-Indo-European phonology.) All daughter languages have reduced the number of distinctions among these sounds, often in divergent ways ... As an example, in English, one of the Germanic languages, the following are some of the major changes that happened As in other centum languages, the "plain velar" and "palatal" stops merged ...
Proto-Indo-European Verbs - Overview
... All of the older Indo-European languages show a complex system of verb conjugation, with verbs conjugated across multiple categories ... (excluding Hittite and other Anatolian languages) in the traditional Cowgill-Rix system, although some categories (e.g ... the dual) tended to drop out in time, while some languages innovated new categories (e.g ...

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