European  Languages
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

European Languages

on

  • 1,458 views

 

Statistics

Views

Total Views
1,458
Views on SlideShare
1,399
Embed Views
59

Actions

Likes
1
Downloads
36
Comments
0

3 Embeds 59

http://pammie3.wordpress.com 53
http://www.edmodo.com 4
http://fayette.edmodo.com 2

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

European  Languages European Languages Presentation Transcript

  • European Languages: German, English, Italian, French and Russian
  • How do the languages of Europe contribute to diversity?
    • Sharing a language is one of the strongest unifying forces for a culture.
    View slide
  • European Languages
    • People who speak the same
    • language share the same or
    • similar culture are usually
    • in the the same:
      • Social group
      • Ethnic group
      • Religious group
    View slide
  • Language and Culture
    • When people move they bring
    • their language, customs, and
    • traditions with them
    • Cultural diversity- when a nation
    • or region has many differing
    • races, ethnic groups, languages,
    • and/or religions
  • German
    • Official language of both Germany and Austria
    • Many dialects of German are spoken in Germany and other nations in Europe
    • Two basic groups formed because of geography
      • Low German in the north
      • High German in the south
  • Greek
    • Greek was the major language
    • of the ancient world and evolved
    • into the language spoken today
    • Greek has a history that is
    • the longest of any of the
    • European languages
  • The Greek Alphabet
    • Alpha 2. Beta 3. Gamma 4. Delta 5. Epsilon 6 . Zeta 7. Eta 8. Theta 9. Iota 10. Kappa 11. Lambda 12 . Mu 13. Nu 14. Xi 15. Omicron 16. Pi 17. Rho 18. Sigma 19. Tau 20. Upsilon 21. Phi 22. Chi 23. Psi 24. Omega
  • Slavonic Languages
    • Slavic people speak three different Slavonic languages depending on where they live.
    • Eastern Slavonic languages are the basis of three modern languages:
        • Ukrainian
        • Belarusian
        • Russian
      • Other Slavonic language people could speak to one another, but they did not have a written language
  •  
  • French and Italian Languages
    • French and Italian both trace their roots to Latin
    • “ Romanica Loqui” – “ means to speak in Roman fashion”
    • This is why
    • French and Italian
    • are referred to
    • as Romance
    • languages
  • French and Italian Languages cont.
    • Today:
        • French is the official language of France
          • Also spoken widely in Belgium and Switzerland
        • Italian is the official language of Italy
          • Spoken in Switzerland, too