Proto-Albanian language

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The Proto-Albanian language is the unattested language from which Albanian later developed. Albanian has evolved from an ancient Paleo-Balkan language, traditionally thought to be Illyrian.


Vladimir Orel is one of the main modern international linguists to have dealt with the passage from Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Albanian to Modern Albanian. According to Orel, the study of Proto-Albanian syntax remains in its infancy so there are some limitations to the work. However, there have been developments in the understanding of the historical development of phonetics and vocabulary.[1]