Paul from the Langfocus YouTube channel has made a good video on how the different Indo-European languages are related to each other:
Once more about half of the world population speaks an IE-language. And some scholars believe that this is due to the fact that the speakers of Proto-Indo-European where the first ones to domesticate horses. This enabled them to travel large distances at until then unknown speed and allowed these people spread across a large area, while displacing local languages.
Because it’s PIE-day today, I will post Xidnaf’s video on Proto-Indo-European (PIE) culture here:
Also I want to note I am currently reading David W. Athony’s The Horse The Wheel and Language or why the domestication of the horse is the main reason why about half of humanity currently speaks an Indo-European language. Since horse domestication is/was very important to PIE culture, I would also like to share CGP Grey’s video on why we – as humanity – ride horses rather than zebra’s:
I wish all of you a nice PIE-day!
How did historical linguists figure out to reconstruct Proto-Indo-European or PIE? This video by Draw Curiosity explains:
About 3 billion people speak an Indo-European language – a group of languages that have evolved from a common ancestor, known as Proto-Indo-European. Though we have no attested sources of PIE, linguists have been reconstructing PIE for the last few centuries. In the video below one can hear what PIE sounded like.
By courtesy of Teameir Yfatrayan
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