• (RP) IPA: /ˈspɹɑːkbʊnd/, /ˈspɹɑːx-/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈspɹɑkbʊnd/, /ˈspɹɑx-/

sprachbund (plural sprachbunds)

  1. (linguistics) A group of languages sharing a number of areal feature#Noun|features (similar grammar, vocabulary, etc.) which are primarily due to language contact rather than cognation.
    Synonyms: area of linguistic convergence, diffusion area, language crossroads, linguistic area
  • French: aire linguistique
  • German: Sprachbund
  • Italian: lega linguistica
  • Portuguese: área linguística
  • Russian: языково́й сою́з
  • Spanish: sprachbund

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