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Pre-Indo European Languages!

Hello Duolearners, what do you think about the Pre-Indo European languages? Give your own opinion. Tell me what your favorite Pre-Indo European language is, your least favorite Pre-Indo European language and why? You can compare each Pre-Indo European language. What are the similarities and what are the differences? Rank each one from least to greatest/greatest to least. Be specific and tell me in great detail the qualities of the languages and what makes them unique. In case you don't what the Pre-Indo European languages are, here is a video on how they sound like.

Basque: https://youtu.be/gxylKr-OlLE

Etruscan: https://youtu.be/DRXNhZP8QnA

Nihali: https://youtu.be/jAHLfx4fFmA

Kusunda: https://youtu.be/7FPvYK1RtuI

Burushaki: https://youtu.be/DperrMULr70

Northwest Caucasian: https://youtu.be/bFGY8w3loio

North Picene: No video

Other Discussions-

Slavic Languages: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/21852217

Finno-Urgic Languages: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/21741050

Scandinavian Languages: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/21719196

Germanic Languages: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/21624004

Romance Languages: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/21462103

European Languages: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/13814082

European Languages (2): https://www.duolingo.com/comment/14722206

April 10, 2017

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/swingbeatnik7

I would say Basque is the one I want to learn most and I've seen it mentioned many times in discussions. What do I like about it? It's a language isolate and it sounds unique.

April 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

Kartvelian is not the same as Northwest Caucasian. They're two separate language families. By far the best known member of the Kartvelian family is Georgian.

I am quite a fan of Georgian. A cool fact is that despite a history of writing dating back 1,500 years, the script remains wonderfully phonetic. It's quite a difficult language however, with notoriously difficult verb conjugations.

And the script itself is enticing:

ქართული ენა ლამაზი არის!

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamuelCristea

Sorry for the confusion, I changed Kartvelian to Northwest Cauasian.

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shanaya714002

I want to learn basque the most because it sounds cool

April 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shanaya714002

basque is totes the best plus thx for opening the discussion : ) :)

April 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannahviolinist

I like Basque and Etruscan the best. Basque sounds a little like Spanish in the way it is pronounced and Etruscan sounds very unique. I don't like Kartvelian at all. It sounds like they're choking the whole time!

April 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lena_gardariki

you don't mention Ossetian and Armenian, and Vainakh languages, they are paleo-european too.

oops, Ossetian and Armenian are both Indo-European, sorry. But the question about Vainakh (and North Pontic too btw) stands. They are all geographically in Europe.

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pfirsch_

Ahhh the two I like the most sound wise would be Basque and Kartvelian. Actually, I also quite like the sounds of Etruscan but this would stick as second place.

April 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GuyANDERSO2

My favourite is basque as I know someone who can speak it and it is so unique, thank you for making this discussion. :)

April 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamuelCristea

You're welcome my friend, I also agree with you that basque very unique!

April 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GuyANDERSO2

Thank you! :)

April 10, 2017
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