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Re: Uniformity in Switzerland

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The origin of most languages is most definitely NOT Latin, and it is not the origin of English, which comes via German and a lot of other influences (including Latin and a lot of French) from the Indo-European language group, so your language is related to languages from south Asia, notably Sanskit. Latin can be said to be the origin of the romance languages, Italian (obviously), French, Portuguese, Spanish and some less wide-spread languages all based in Europe. Not all European languages are strongly influenced by Latin, notably Basque, Magyar and the Baltic languages. The natives of Papua New Guinea speak thousands of different languages, none of which owes any debt of origin in Latin, as is the case with all Asian languages. In fact it is probably the other way round, Latin evolved from a language developed in Pakistan, on the banks of the Indus River. All societies of people develop languages. If they are in contact with other cultures, they borrow from each other, but if they are isolated, as some Amazon tribes have been until recently, they invent their own unique language.
OP, I got where you're coming from. It might be a satisfactory theory for the Indian nationalists, but it's just a theory. Cute, anyhow.
Interesting discussion on Quora (the discussions are a bit more decent than here)
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