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Author: Steve the vagabond

Hi, I created Silly Linguistics. If you like life on the silly side, you have found just the right place

Tohan vs Hammen. Which is better? You decide

Atlaans is a language I created in 2014. Since then I have been working to build up the world it is spoken in. Atlaans is the name given to one of the Atlantean languages spoken on Atlantis. The capital of the northern Kingdom of Atlantis is Hammen. The main language spoken in Hammen is Atlaans.

A neighbouring city, Tohan, speaks a different but related language called Tohanian. Tohanians and Hammenders are always making fun of each because of the way each other speaks. In this video, a Tohanian has to make his way to Hammen because it is the only place he can find pineapples. What happens next? You will have to watch to find out 😀


The number two in Indo European languages

This is the development of the number two in all living Indo European languages
This is the development of the number two in all living Indo European languages.

Indo European languages together are the most widespread languages and is by far the largest language family in terms of native speakers. Major Indo European language families include Germanic (which includes English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian), Slavic (which includes Polish, Bulgarian, Russian, Czech and Serbian), Romance (which includes Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French) and even includes languages like Persian, Hindi, Irish Gaelic and Scots Gaelic.

Indo European descend from a language we now call Proto Indo European which was spoken around 6000 BC. While there are many theories about where Proto Indo European originated, a major theory states that it emerged in the steppes of Russia.

Indo European languages continue to be very important in the world today thanks to languages like English (which is considered by many to be a near global lingua franca), Spanish (a lingua franca of South America) and French (which is a widely spoken language in Africa).