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Tuesday, July 27th, 2004, 01:38 PM
To what degree did the migration of our ancestors affect their language? Did they mix with southerners (kelts) and add some of their speech to their own? To what degree is present day the Hochdeutsch vocabulary of celtic or italic influence? Did the german which wander into other lands (spain, italy, france, etc.) add german vocabulary to the native language?

Some difficult questions to answer, but I would appreciate trys.