A lot of languages; A lot in common!
When you look at the alphabets and the rules of grammar within Indo-European languages, you not only find English to be a very weird language, but you also notice that they have a lot in common. I'm mainly talking about the grammar.
This is a great observation! This is one way that linguists look at where languages come from, and which ones are related. :)
Thank you! You know, their are some non- Indo-European languages too that follow some of these grammar rules. For example, Norwegian and Albanian. A noun would be said as "noun-the" or "a noun", only it's in different languages. See what I mean. This is what helps you learn another language: things in common.
Sorry! What I met to say was that Albanian, a non- Indo-European language, has some of the same grammar rules as Norwegian, an Indo-European language. P.S First of all Albanian has no relation to any European language, and second of all, the Albanian culture is more Turkish based.( Not that Turkey is completely Asian)
Yes, Albanian has no relation to any European language, but still.. linguists classify it as an Indo-European language, even though in a branch on its own (similar to Armenian and Greek, that also have their own branches in the tree)