Basque language overview video
The lowdown on Basque
In this video, Paul gives a great overview of Basque including:
- its history
- where it is spoken (global distribution)
- background on the writing system
- what other languages have influenced it
- what regional Basque varieties exist
- very much more
Paul includes example samples of the Basque language to illustrate the main points of how the language works - super helpful for folks just getting started and interesting in general for language geeks like me.
Words from the videographer
This video is all about the mysteries of Euskara - the Basque language of the Basque people in Europe.
There are approximately 537,860 speakers of Basque as a first language. Roughly 464,000 of those speakers live in País Vasco and/or Spain.
I've been a big fan of the LangFocus YouTube channel for quite some time now.
I visit it regularly to deepen my knowledge about languages in general - the videos are both academic and entertaining, a great combo.
The LangFocus creator, Paul, hails from Canada and is a language lover and polyglot who creates a wide variety of videos about languages and language learning. His work is supported by his listeners via Patreon.
Paul @langfocus you rock
Keep up the goods :) I want to interview you for an upcoming podcast.