chapter 5 review

chapter 5 review

the main difference between languages in the same family, branch, or group is how
recently in time the languages were once the same
a group of languages that share a common origin but have since evolved into individual languages is a
language branch
a group of languages that share a common ancestor before recorded history is a
language family
the two largest language families in the world are
sino-tibetan and indo-european
when languages are depicted as leaves on trees, the trunks of the trees represent
language families
the language family encompassing the languages of the People’s Republic of China is
Sino-Tibetan
Both the angles and the normans contributed to the development of the English language, because they
invaded england
dialects developed within England primarily because
different Germanic invaders settled in different regions
which of the following is not a Romance language?
bulgarian
the language spoken by soldiers stationed throughout the Roman Empire was known as
Vulgar Latin
the most widely spoken language in Brazil is
portuguese
the two most important languages in South America are
portuguese and spanish
Russian is part of what language branch?
Germanic
English is part of which language branch?
Germanic
English is part of which language family?
Indo-European
according to the maps and diagrams in this chapter, the Germanic invaders of England included which groups or tribes?
angles, jutes, and saxons
English is part of which language group?
West Germanic
the most widely spoken language in Argentina is
Spanish
The four most frequently spoken branches of Indo-European include all but
celtic
The official of India is_____. ________ has been retained as a secondary official language.
Hindi. English
the four most contemporary Romance languages are
Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese
which language family does Mandarin belong to?
Sino-Tibetan
after 1066 the official language in England was
French
the official language of China and Taiwan is
Mandarin Chinese
a literary tradition
the written form of a language