So my question is, where do the features of the Balkan Sprachbund languages come from? I mean features such as the definite article added to the end of the word, future tens formed with "to want" or the like, and so on. I was thinking they could be a result of Germanic influence, specifically of the Balkan Goths. They could have come from Scandiavia, where the languages today (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) show the same features as the Balkan Sprachbund or almost. They add articles to the end (kung king, but kungen the king, cf. Macedonian kral king, but kralot the king, rege vs regele in Romanian, and mbret vs. mbreti in Albanian), they IIRC form the future with a form of "will", they show some erosion of the infinitive (loss of final -n, same as happened in Greek before the final loss of the infinitive), and so on. But on the other hand, there is little to no evidence of any language resembling Swedish, Norwegian or Danish being spoken at any time in the Balkans. There was Balkan Gothic, but I'm not sure if its grammar resembled the modern Scandinavian languages. So where do those features come from?