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Categories: Historical linguistics, Proto-languages, Articles with short description
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proto-language
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In the tree model of historical linguistics, a proto-language is a postulated language from which a number of attested known languages are believed to have descended by evolution, forming a language family. Wikipedia
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In the tree model of historical linguistics, a proto-language is a postulated language from which a number of attested known languages are believed to have descended by evolution, forming a language family. Wikipedia
Common ancestor of a language family Wikidata
A language that in the tree model of historical linguistics is a hypothetical, or reconstructed, typically extinct language from which a number of attested, or documented, known languages are believed to have descended by evolution, by slow and mostly gradual modification, into languages that form a known and documented language family. OmegaWiki
A language which is reconstructed by examining similarities in existing languages to try to deduce what a common ancestor language, no longer known, would have been like. Wiktionary
Common ancestor language. Wiktionary (translation)