English Wikipedia - The Free Encycl...
Download this dictionary
is a group of
from a common ancestor, called the
of that family. The term 'family' reflects the
of language origination in
, which makes use of a metaphor comparing languages to people in a biological
, or in a subsequent modification, to species in a
. No actual biological relationship between speakers is implied by the metaphor.
See more at Wikipedia.org...
© This article uses material from
and is licensed under the
GNU Free Documentation License
and under the
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License