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subdivided into the eastern group (Indic) and western group (Iranian). 2. Describe the distribution of the Balto-Slavic and Romance branches of Indo- European. Balto-Slavic predominates in Eastern Europe, romance in southern Europe and Latin America, Germanic in northern Europe and north America, and Indo-Iranian in South Asia and Central Asia. 3. On the map of Europe on p. 153 of your text, which branch predominates to the north, which to the south, and which to the east? The branch that predominates in the north is Afro- asiatic, the south is predominated by the Niger- Congo Branch. 4. School and university: which word is Germanic and which is Romance? University is a romance word, school is a germanic word. 5. Describe the origin and diffusion of English. English in a Germanic branch language because German-speaking tribes invaded England more than 1,500 years ago. Romance branch words entered English after French-speaking Normans invaded England nearly 1,000 years ago. 6. Describe the two theories of the origin and diffusion of Indo- European. Conquest Theory: the theory that early Proto-Indo-European speakers spread westward on horseback, overpowering earlier inhabitants and beginning the diffusion and differentiation of Indo-European tongues Anatolian Hearth Theory: theory of how language first began to diffuse. According to this theory,
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  • Spring '18
  • wes anderson
  • Language family, Indo-European languages, Indo- European family

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