Albanian is an Indo-European language. It is spoken by 7.6 million people in the south western Balkans, the Republic of Albania and in the neighboring countries, like some parts of Yugoslavia and it is similar to Greek and German, but does not have any similarities with any other languages belonging to the same language family, said Emanuel Samurai on shiko top channel live tv.
The language is spoken by people from Kosovo, Italy, Macedonia, Serbia, Romania and Greece. It sis spoken by people who originated from ancient Lllyrian tribes that occupied Balkan peninsula.
In Kosovo, the language is spoken by the entire population including other small groups are bilingual. For example, Turks, Croats, Bosniaks and Roma.
In Macedonia half a million people speak Albania language. The population is found around Skopje, Kumanova and in western Macedonia from Tetova.
The origin of Albania has had its dispute for sometime among scholars according to the debate on top channel live evening show. Historians thought that Albania descendant of illyrian, a group of Indo-European who spoke western Balkans until 6th century AD. Contemporary historian concludes that Albanian are descendants of population of pre-historic Balkans such as Thracians and illyrians, where they blended into one another.
Albanian took in words from Greek and Majority from Latin in 2nd century BC to 5th century AD. The language was influenced by languages of Germanic and Slavic tribes who settled in Balkans. They also borrowed from Romanians in 9th century. The borrowing of words from Greek was the earliest, then the strongest was from Latin continued Emanuel on shiko top channel live evening show.
Albania language of extensive Indo-European is related to almost all other languages in Europe. First, character was recognized in 1854 by Franz Bopp, a German linguist. It forms its language group of its own. It was corroborated in written form in 15th century AD, but scholars use Slav and Latin to identify its origin.
The language shows many traits with Balkan languages, not only in vocabulary but also in morphology and syntax. Among the traits are: post positive definite articles, formation of numbers, dative case endings , fusion genitive, absence of grammatical infinitive and formation of future tense. It is very difficult to determine whether Albania are direct successor of language of illyrians, since no record is found.
It has two main dialects that are used: northern dialects (Gheg)and southern dialects (Tosk). The Shkumbin river forms the boundary between the two dialects region. Both dialects were merged into one in the year 1972 during language congress, which was held in Tirane, that time they were declared unified Albania language and was accepted by Albanians of former Yugoslavia.
The Tosk dialect is generally more homogeneous, while Gheg is characterized by Nasal vowels, which involves retaining of older n. Scholars agreed that combination of the two dialects was based on 80 percent Tosk.
Albania language is a synthetic language in its structure. Nouns are marked for gender, numbers, definite and indefinite forms and also cases. Majority of the nouns are masculine or feminine. In numbers, nouns appear in plural and singular.
Development of written Albania language was recorded in 15th century. Small number of books appeared in 16th and 17th century which were produced by Roman Catholic Missionaries. And for more information about this issue you can watch top channel live daily evening show about history of Balkans.
In 19th century, a small amount of written Albania language was identified, written by the exiles. It took centuries to standardize scripts, this is because the language was used to communicate everyday, but Latin and Greek were the languages used in business and in churches.
It is the national language in Albania and the official Albania language introduced on 20th century is based on southern dialect. After the second world war, official Albania language was modified and included Tosk influence.
Albanian has been influenced by foreign rule, thus the modern language has many adopted words form different cultures. It is not easy to understand how Albanian language found in Italy and Greece migrated to these areas, the reason for migration has not been identified
Today, Albania is spoken in Albanian and ares like Kosovo, Macedonia, south Serbia and Montenegro. It is suffering set backs as a result of increased discrimination.