Presentation on theme: "European Languages SS6G11b. Explain the diversity of European languages as seen in a comparison of German, English, Russian, and French."— Presentation transcript:
1 European LanguagesSS6G11b. Explain the diversity of European languages as seen in a comparison of German, English, Russian, and French
2 People who speak the same language share similar cultures. As people moved around, they brought their language, customs and traditions with them.
3 GERMAN Official language of Germany and Austria Spoken in Switzerland, eastern part of France, Luxemburg, Italy, and parts of Eastern Europe.English language is considered a Germanic language (roots are from German)Germans settled in England 1500 years ago. The language they brought developed into English
5 FRENCH AND ITALIAN Both trace their roots to Latin. Brought to them by the Romans (this is why they are referred to as Romance languages)French – official language of FranceAlso spoken in Belgium and Switzerland.Italian – official language of Italy
6 GREEKThe Greek dialect spoken in Athens, Greece comes from the Ancient GreekMajor language of the ancient worldEvolved to what is spoken today
7 SLAVICBasis of three modern languages: Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Russian.Constantine invented the Slavic alphabetmany letters took from the Greek alphabet