Aslian Languages - Influences From Other Languages

Influences From Other Languages

The Aslian languages have links with numerous languages. This is evident in the numerous borrowings from early Austronesian languages, specifically those from Borneo. There was a possibility that migrants from Borneo settled in the Malay Peninsula 3000–4000 years ago and established cultural dominanace over the Aslian speakers. Aslian words also contain words of Chamic, Acehnese and Malayic origin. For example, several Aslian languages made use of Austronesian classifiers, even though classifiers exist in the Aslian language.

Aslian languages do not succumb to any great deal of phonological change, yet borrowings from Malay are substantial. This is a result of constant interactions between the Orang Asli and Malays around the region. There is a more significant Malay influence among the nomadic Orang Asli population than within the farming Orang Asli population, as the farmers tend to be situated in the more remote areas and lead a subsistence lifestyle, and thus are less affected by interaction with the Malay language.

Read more about this topic:  Aslian Languages

Other articles related to "influences from other languages, languages, influence, other languages":

Brazilian-Portuguese - History - Influences From Other Languages
... evolution of Brazilian Portuguese has certainly been influenced by the languages it supplanted first the Amerindian tongues of the natives, then the various ... The influence is clearly detected in the Brazilian lexicon, which today has hundreds of words of Tupi–Guarani and Yoruba origin, among others ... the vocabulary is still predominately Portuguese, since the contributions of other languages were restricted to a few subjects or areas of knowledge ...
History Of Python - Influences From Other Languages
... map function are among the major features borrowed from functional languages, primarily dialects of Lisp and Haskell ...

Famous quotes containing the words languages and/or influences:

    It is time for dead languages to be quiet.
    Natalie Clifford Barney (1876–1972)

    Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. Let them be your only diet drink and botanical medicines.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)