English Japanese Translation Service English Japanese Translation PROFESSIONAL

Translation Service by English Japanese Translation Company Japan (Tokyo) - The Leader in Integrated Japanese Linguistic Solutions

bY Official Japanese Translation Services: Research points to origin of the English language


Researchers in New Zealand have employed phylogenetic analysis (the study of evolutionary relation among groups of organisms commonly used to trace virus epidemics) to create family trees of ancient and modern Indo-European languages to identify the origins of this language family.

Indo-European Language Family - English

Modern Indo-European languages include English.

Results of this fascinating research indicate the English language originated in the Anatolian region of Turkey 9,000 years ago. This is roughly 4,000 earlier than previously estimated, and away from the Pontic steppe in Russia proposed by current theory.

Read the full article here on the BBC



About the Author
Ivan Vandermerwe is the CEO of SAECULII YK, experts in Official Translation Japanese to English Tokyo, Japan. Visit SAECULII for the latest professional case studies, articles and news on Japanese Translation Service

Copyright (C) SAECULII YK. All rights reserved. Reproduction of this article is permitted with inclusion of the "About the Author" reference as is (including text links, japan-translators.saeculii.com/english/services/japanese-certified-translations.cfm), and this copyright information. Articles may not be altered without written permission from SAECULII YK.

Tags: Certified Japanese Translation · English Japanese Translation · Japanese Translation Services · Official Translation Japanese to English · Translation Articles · Translation News · Translation Services Japan · Translation Services Tokyo







4 &DISCUSS response(s) so far ↓

  • 1 » Akiko Akiya (2012-08-28)

    Intriguing analysis!
  • 2 » Y.Kagami (2012-09-22)

    It's quite interesting. Now if only researchers could pin point the origins of translation...
  • 3 » Yumi Kagami (2012-09-23)

    It would be great if this methodology was applied to other languages. Wonder what the origin of the Japanese language is...
  • 4 » Andrew Carmichael (2012-09-24)

    Fascinating! I wonder if it is possible to use this technique to create a road map of how modern English developed? For example, we know English is heavily influenced by Latin. What other languages influence English?

Leave an &DISCUSS Comment (building links? try here »)



Leave this field empty:



(Can't seem to submit a comment? Send us an email & we'll submit it!)



COPYRIGHT POLICY | TERMS OF USE | PRIVACY POLICY | ANTI-SPAM POLICY