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Reconstructing dead and ancient languages is not an easy task when there are no scriptures or recordings available in the present day. In today's video, I show how some comparative methods across different Indo-European languages reveal the relationships between them, and how they can be used to deduced what the cognate in the Proto-Language PIE (Proto-Indo-European) may have looked like. Thank you to everyone who helped me illustrate Grimm's law and other sound shifts amongst Indo-European languages, and to Dr. Andrew Byrd himself who translated and voiced a sentence in PIE just for this video!
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