Why are there so many different languages in the world? How did they chance? Why is Latin gone? This video answered a few questions I've had before about language.
Though the base of this video is a time when communal groups would divide, and thus they divided linguistically as well. Vocabulary and punctuation also develop to match the needs of that group.
While it is possible to find our how languages relate, it can be incredibly difficult! Is Turkish related to Korean? Really? Why? These are questions it takes a linguist to answer.
There are somewhere between 3000-8000 languages in use today. Do you know where yours came from?