A language might try to convey very small pieces of information through grammatical bits. Prefixes and suffixes are such bits. However, they did not start as prefixes and suffixes. They were whole words that conveyed the same meaning when Stage One of the language began. […]
It is believed that languages evolve as speakers of different languages meet, live together, and communicate. This is what happened to many languages around the world. However, there is a theory that debunks this idea completely.
Sometimes people get confused when they see diverse languages grouped together in one family. A language also evolves and over a period of time it begins to share common characteristics with other languages due to immigration, invasions, bilingualism and multilingualism. […]
Language bundles are groups of languages that look so similar that they are not expected to be from different families, while they are. Over the years, the languages in a bundle begin to look very different from their original family. […]
Multilingual people often use languages they know together in a conversation. But this is not an indicator of incomplete learning rather it indicates proficiency in both languages and has been termed ‘code switching’. […]