Proto-Indo-European Language: Roots & Explanation


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The term proto-language means

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1. The term linguistic means

2. All of the following are examples of 'living' daughter Indo-European languages except:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Linguists posit that approximately 150 languages originated from a common Indo-European proto-language. Check your understanding of major theories related to this topic with this quiz and worksheet combination.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students must know the following information to master this quiz:

  • Definitions of key terms like ''linguistic''
  • Examples of ''living'' daughter Indo-European languages
  • Region where Indo-European proto-language first emerged

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet provide practice in the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the origin of Indo-European proto-language
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as ''proto-language''
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about theories and key terms related to the Indo-European proto-language

Additional Learning

Read the lesson Proto-Indo-European Language: Roots & Explanation to learn more about this topic. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Analyze whether or not European, Middle Eastern, and Indian languages descended from a common language
  • Describe commonalities among English, Russian, French, Greek, Hindi and Persian languages
  • Provide two theories on the origin of the Indo-European proto-language