In linguistics, cognates are words that have a common etymological origin.
For instance today’s Romance languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Romanian, Catalan, etc.) all share the same “parent” language, the Latin. And therefore these languages have a lot of cognates.
Starting from October 2019, there are verb cognates on the Verbix website. On the cognate pages you can check out how the Indicative present looks like in different Romance languages.
As can be seen, sometimes the differences are relatively big. And what’s more, sometimes the meaning of the word may have changes.
The Italics were all the peoples who spoke an idiom belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages and had settled in the Italian peninsula.
As seen on the map, the Italic tribes and Italic languages were spoken on a very small area in the beginning. One of the languages, though, was Latin. The Roman conquests eventually spread it throughout the peninsula and beyond in the Roman Empire. The evolved dialects of Latin gave birth to the Romance languages; French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, etc. that are nowadays spoken allover the world.
An extinct language is a language that no longer has any speakers.
Basically there are two ways that a language becomes extinct:
- The speakers switch to another language.
- The language evolves so much that it’s considered a different language.
Among the extinct or nearly extinct languages, the users of Verbix can conjugate Latin and Gothic verbs.
In WikiVerb there’s now also a page dedicated to extinct languages.
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The Swedish language keeps incorporating words from other languages, such as English for example.
Therefore it’s no surprise that the Swedish adopted the verb promota ‘to promote’, too. The new ‘Swedish’ verb appeared in the beginning of 1990’s. Like other new verbs in the Swedish language, this verb is fully regular.
The work promote originally comes from the Latin language from two separate words pro ‘forward’ and movere ‘to move’. And based on this Latin background, we find the Swedish verb promovera ‘to promote’
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