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I know that sooner or later some of you (👀 @Arnold_Platon 😉 ) might ask: "is there a map?" so, I'm glad to tell you that there is! and a very telling one. 🧵 on words for '(sugar-free) plum jam' in #Romanian.
this map shows the approximate regional distribution of terms for "plum jam" based on material collected by Emil Petrovici from 1929 to 1938 for Atlasul lingvistic român II. it reflects varieties of spoken, non-urban #Romanian which, at the time, were still relatively free of...
the significant influence of the southern-based literary standard that came with expansion of literacy & mass-media after WWII. the map shows very nicely how receptive varieties of #Romanian were to borrowing from various languages as a result of #LanguageContact.
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Around 3000 BCE in eastern #Europe, a Proto-Balto-Slavic #language started to diverge from #ProtoIndoEuropean.

The #Slavic branch of the #IndoEuropean #languages began about 2,000 years later when Proto-Slavic deviated from Proto-Balto-Slavic.

[Image:…] Source: The Indo-European L...
As the #Slavic-speaking area expanded during the first millennium CE (striped area on map), Proto-Slavic transitioned to Common Slavic. The #language underwent minor changes that occurred mostly uniformly across eastern #Europe, thereby maintaining mutual intelligibility. A map of eastern Europe sho...
Around the year 1000 CE #CommonSlavic began to split into the South, West, and East branches to which all modern #Slavic #languages belong.

Roughly 315m people speak a Slavic #language, mostly in Eastern #Europe (including the #Balkan peninsula), #CentralAsia, and #Siberia. A map of Europe highlightin...
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