Category Archives: Language History

We take a journey through time to explore the evolution of language and its influence on culture and society. From ancient languages like Latin and Sanskrit to the evolution of modern English, we will examine the fascinating history behind the world’s most spoken tongues.

Language History #6: Language enclaves

By | March 29, 2023

Language enclaves, also known as linguistic enclaves or language islands, are areas or regions where a particular language is spoken, surrounded by a different language or languages. These enclaves can exist for a variety of reasons, including migration patterns, historical events, and political boundaries. They can range from small villages to entire regions or countries. One of the… Read More »

Language History #5: Latin Today

By | March 22, 2023

Latin, an ancient language that was spoken in ancient Rome and throughout the Roman Empire, is often thought of as a dead language. However, the truth is that Latin is far from dead. It is still relevant today and continues to have a significant impact on modern society in numerous ways. For starters, Latin is the foundation of… Read More »

Language History #4: The Sovjet Union and their languages

By | March 15, 2023

The Soviet Union was a vast and diverse country, spanning across multiple time zones and encompassing numerous ethnic groups. With such diversity, the question of language and linguistic policies was a critical issue for the Soviet regime. The Soviet authorities recognized the importance of language in unifying the country’s diverse peoples, but they also saw it as a… Read More »

Language History #3: The evolution of languages in Spain

By | March 8, 2023

Spain is a country rich in linguistic diversity. The Spanish language, also known as Castilian, is the official language of Spain and is spoken by the majority of the population. However, there are other languages spoken in Spain, including Catalan, Galician, and Basque. These languages have a long and fascinating history that reflects the country’s complex and diverse… Read More »

Language History #2: The revival of Ivrit

By | March 1, 2023

Ivrit (עברית), also known as Modern Hebrew, is a fascinating language with a unique history. It is the official language of Israel and is spoken by over nine million people worldwide. However, Ivrit was not always a spoken language. In this article, we will explore the history of Ivrit and how it was revived. The history of Ivrit… Read More »

Language History #1: The Muhlenberg legend and the history of German in the US

By | February 25, 2023

As a German-based translation service provider, Lengua Translations is passionate about languages and their rich history. In our article series “language history”, we delve into the fascinating origins and evolution of various languages. With a special focus on German, we explore its intricate history, its significant influence on other languages, and its relevance in modern times. Join us… Read More »