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So while looking for the speakers of Proto-Indo-European we need to be careful of this constraint.Since Proto-Indo-European is a language, let's look first at clues to the homeland from the language itself.See the attached graph (Figure 1.1 of The Horse, The Wheel and Language p.12) which is arranged more or less geographically.English is a member of the Germanic subfamily along with German, Dutch, Frisian, the Scandinavian languages (which includes Icelandic), Yiddish, and Afrikaans. How their language spread and evolved into all of all these languages could be the subject for a future lecture.

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Anthony, and his wife, fellow archaeologist Dorcas Brown.The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots published in 2000 contains 1350 reconstructed root words and several thousand more words based on these roots.These words have been painstakingly reconstructed by comparing similar words (called cognates) from the daughter languages over the more than 200 years since Jones' discovery.Sir William Jones, speaking at the Asiatic Society in The Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure: more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either; yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no philologer could examine them all three, without believing them to have sprung from some common source, which, perhaps, no longer exists.Jones was uniquely qualified to make this discovery.

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