- Jan 24, 2015
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The slawic languages start after the year 500 AD. The prototype of the indo-germanic languages is in the baltic languages. The slawic languages are the youngest branch. But the language was not born near the Balticum. It started to expand somewhere in South-Russia, Ukraine.So if I understand this thread, most of Europe is Slavic/Slavonic in origin? Two points:
1. Is there any genetic evidence that links eastern European Slavs and say, French or Italians?
2. Linguistically are there any Slavic loan words in Western European literature dating back to before the 3rd century CE?
And it makes by the way not a big sense to look for the root of the word "water" in the Slawic form or Lithuanian form. In this context is "London" for example suddenly a slawic expression. But Slaws never lived in England. And the Veneti in Italy spoke a form of Latin and are not ancestors of any Slaws. The Slawic language conquered the Balkan - but came not from Italy.