proto-indo-european

thelingspace:

What did our languages sound like before we had written records? How can we work that out? In this week’s episode, we talk about historical reconstruction of languages: what methods we can use to rebuild long-dead systems, what groupings of languages we can put together using these techniques, and if there’s a limit to how far back we can go.

We’ve wanted to do this topic for a long time, and with the coming of appropriate attire, we went for it. Looking forward to seeing what people have to say!

Guys this episode turned out super great and I’m really excited about it! HISTORICAL RECONSTRUCTION IS SO MUCH FUN. Go go!