Many of the words that we use in our daily life have prehistoric origins coming from times beyond writing. Spoken language has become something so common and representative of human existence. As people spread throughout the world, languages changed and developed. As a result, there are over 7,000 languages being used in the world today.
English, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, is an interesting language. It is more of a conglomeration of various words that were brought over from other languages. Despite having Germanic origins linguistically, the English language has over 60% of words originating from Latin or Greek.
I will be going through various languages and language families in these types of posts. I will be focusing a bit more on Indo-European languages since they are some of the most prevalent languages.