The cradle of the Indo-Europeans may never be known but an ongoing scholarly debate about the original homeland of Proto-Indo-European (PIE), may some day shed light on the ancestors of all Indo-European languages as well as the people who spoken it.There are two schools of thought: It would not have been possible to establish the existence of the Indo-European language family if scholars had not compared the systematically recurring resemblances among European languages and Sanskrit, the oldest language of the Indian subcontinent that left many written documents.Some scholars think that Baltic languages share a common ancestral language with the Slavic languages. Celtic Celtic languages were largely unknown until the modern period.
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The common origin of European languages and Sanskrit was first proposed by Sir William Jones(1746-1794).
Systematic comparisons between these languages by Franz Bopp supported this theory and laid the foundation for postulating that all Indo-European languages descended from a common ancestor, Proto-Indo-European (PIE), thought to have been spoken before 3,000 B. It then split into different branches which, in turn, split into different languages in the subsequent millennia.