Language Families—Diversity of Structures
Lecture no. 10 from the course: The Story of Human Language
Taught by Professor John McWhorter | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Semitic languages assign basic meanings to three-consonant sequences and create words by altering the vowels around them. In Sino-Tibetan languages, a sentence tends to leave more to context than we often imagine possible.