The origins of the High German Consonant Shift which defined the modern German language.
Much of the content on this website revolves around the Proto-Indo-Europeans and their descendant peoples, the Indo-Europeans. A couple of months ago I made it a priority to write a few introductionary articles on the Proto-Indo-Europeans themselves, their mythology and their languages, to make the topic more accessible and understandable to a wider audience. Now, … Continue reading Update on ‘The Indo-European Languages’
Someone asked this on Quora and Oscar Tay gave a fascinating answer. The oldest recorded word In English is Gægogæ mægæ medu. The Undley Bracteate In 1982, a farmer in Undley Common, Suffolk, England, was walking across his field when he came across a fantastic bit of history: The Undley Bracteate, an Anglo-Saxon medallion dating … Continue reading What Is the Oldest English Word?
An overview of the Indo-European languages, including the Anatolian, Indo-Aryan, Hellenic, Celto-Italic, Balto-Slavic and Germanic languages.
The underlying connection between people from Iceland and Portugal in the west, all the way to India in the east.