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Language Families - 1

A language family is a group of languages having a common ancestor language. Linguists put forward a multilevel hierarchy to depict language families. The term "family" is not specific to a certain level of the hierarchy, hence a language may have a number of families which are cascaded. This quiz is an opportunity to see how much you know about language families.


 

Quiz ID:#3691
Fun:** (1.58)
Difficulty:*** (2.67)
Category:Humanities > Linguistics
Created By:SS_briangleAgb**!

 

 

 



#1   There is a definite consensus among linguists for a standard language family classification.




#2   Which one of the following is NOT a language family?







#3   To which of the following language families does Turkish belong?







#4   To which of the following language families does English NOT belong?





#5   To which of the following language families does Chinese belong?







#6   To which of the following language families do the official languages of Brazil and Chile belong?







#7   To which of the following language families does Finnish belong?







#8   To which of the following language families does Japanese belong?







#9   To which of the following language families do the official languages of Israel and Saudi Arabia belong?







#10   A language that does not have any relationship with a defined language family and hence is unclassified is called a(n) ...

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