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Definitions

  1. A Sprachbund is a group of languages which share certain linguistic features.
  2. A sprachbund is a geographic area having several languages that feature common linguistic structures.
  3. The Balkan sprachbund is thus included.
  4. The Balkan sprachbund is a good example of "convergent languages".

Languages

  1. The languages of the Sprachbund are not necessarily closely related even if they belong to the same language family.

Germanic Languages

  1. A similar dichotomy exists in the Germanic languages, which share the same Sprachbund; German uses "have" and "be", while English uses "have" only.

Caucasian Languages

  1. Its sprachbund with the Caucasian languages has greatly complicated the phonology.

Several Languages

  1. A sprachbund is a geographic area having several languages that feature common linguistic structures.

Sprachbund

  1. It is a little hard to sort this all out in the Sprachbund of Southest Asia, where languages pick up features even from unrelated languages.
  2. The languages of this sprachbund belong to distinct branches of the Indo-European languages: Bulgarian and Albanian, and in some cases Greek and Serbian.
  3. Areal features are common features of a group of languages in a Sprachbund.

Categories

  1. Unrelated Languages
  2. Several Languages
  3. Caucasian Languages
  4. Languages > Indo-European > Indo-European Languages > Germanic Languages
  5. Common Features
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