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  1. Sticky Thread Important!  Extinct Germanic Languages

    Started by Dagna, Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
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  2. Sticky Thread Important!  The Proto-Germanic Language

    Started by Frans_Jozef, Saturday, May 14th, 2005
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    • Replies: 41
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  3. Poll Sticky Thread Important! Poll! How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Started by Lissu, Tuesday, May 10th, 2005
    35 Pages
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    • Replies: 340
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  4. Poll Sticky Thread Important! Poll! What Is Your Mother Tongue?

    Started by Northern Paladin, Thursday, June 30th, 2005
    26 Pages
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    • Replies: 252
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  5. Sticky Thread Important!  Constructing a New Germanic Language

    Started by rainman, Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 24
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  6. Exclamation Sticky Thread Important!  Introduction to Indo-European Linguistics

    Started by Siebenbürgerin, Saturday, June 14th, 2008
    • Replies: 2
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  7. Sticky Thread Important!  The Development of the Indo-European Language Family Tree

    Started by Johannes de León, Wednesday, April 28th, 2004
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 14
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  8. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Important!  Nostratics: The Proto-World Language Hypothesis

    Started by Blutwölfin, Friday, September 7th, 2007
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    • Replies: 34
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  1. "Anglish - What if English Were 100% Germanic?"

    Started by Ælfhere, Monday, August 28th, 2006
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 18
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  2. The Gothic Language

    Started by Conquistador, Monday, June 16th, 2003
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
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  3. Learn Germanic Language

    Started by Teuton, Wednesday, October 8th, 2008
    3 Pages
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  4. German Word of the Day (Any Day)

    Started by Untersberger, Thursday, January 12th, 2012
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 13
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  5. Canadian vs. American English

    Started by Nachtengel, Monday, December 14th, 2020
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    • Views: 391
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  6. How Did The Danish Language End Up With Its Crazy Numbers?

    Started by Idis, Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 352
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  7. 10 ways to sound like a native German speaker

    Started by Verğandi, Monday, August 31st, 2020
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 118
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  8. 'Inshallah' Included in German Dictionary

    Started by Nachtengel, Monday, August 31st, 2020
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  9. English-Speakers: Do/Did They Teach German At Your School?

    Started by Fredericus Rex, Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 8,162
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  10. Poll Poll! For English Speakers, Which Accent Do You Prefer?

    Started by Northern Paladin, Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 59
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  11. Arrow The Most Beautiful German Words

    Started by Siegmund, Saturday, September 17th, 2005
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 118
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  12. Is English Really a Germanic Language?

    Started by Theudiskaz, Friday, July 14th, 2006
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    • Replies: 52
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    • Views: 219
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  13. Why Adults Struggle to Pick up New Languages

    Started by Nachtengel, Sunday, April 26th, 2020
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 518
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    • Replies: 1
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  14. Can You Ever Lose Your Accent?

    Started by Nachtengel, Saturday, April 4th, 2020
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  15. How South African English Grew Its Wings

    Started by Nachtengel, Saturday, April 4th, 2020
    • Replies: 0
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  16. What Are The Most Unusual Sounds In The World?

    Started by Nachtengel, Friday, April 3rd, 2020
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  17. How Geography Affects Language

    Started by Nachtengel, Friday, April 3rd, 2020
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    • Replies: 3
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  18. Why Are The Swiss Getting Worse At Speaking English?

    Started by Nachtengel, Sunday, March 15th, 2020
    • Replies: 1
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  19. Bad English Speakers / Is English an Illogical and Inconsistent Language?

    Started by rainman, Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 8,302
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  20. Most Useful Germanic Language?

    Started by Selene, Saturday, March 14th, 2020
    • Replies: 8
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  21. Poll Poll! Which Germanic Group Speaks the Best English?

    Started by Wyrd, Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
    2 Pages
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    speaking eangish, speaking poll
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,014
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  22. Poll Poll! Is Speaking a Germanic Language Necessary to Be Considered Germanic?

    Started by mischak, Monday, September 24th, 2007
    17 Pages
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    • Replies: 165
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  23. What Did the Original Colonists Sound Like?

    Started by Nachtengel, Friday, March 13th, 2020
    • Replies: 1
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  24. Are Americans Losing Their Accents?

    Started by Nachtengel, Friday, March 13th, 2020
    • Replies: 2
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    • Replies: 1
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  25. Dutch vs. Afrikaans

    Started by Nachtengel, Friday, March 13th, 2020
    • Replies: 0
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  26. Post Origin of Weekday Names

    Started by Stahl-Wulf, Thursday, March 5th, 2020
    • Replies: 0
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  27. Common Mistakes Native Germanic Language Speakers Make

    Started by Nachtengel, Friday, February 21st, 2020
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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  28. Poll Poll! Should The English Language Return To Its Anglo-Saxon Roots?

    Started by Theudiskaz, Sunday, April 16th, 2006
    14 Pages
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    • Replies: 133
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  29. To What Extent Can One Forget One's Native Language?

    Started by Spjabork, Sunday, August 27th, 2017
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
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  30. Language Is In Our Biology

    Started by Nachtengel, Sunday, February 9th, 2020
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 261
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  31. English Is A Scandinavian Language

    Started by Rodskarl Dubhgall, Sunday, November 19th, 2017
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 350
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  32. Euroversals - Are All European Languages Alike?

    Started by Nachtengel, Sunday, February 9th, 2020
    • Replies: 0
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  33. The Other Z - Why You Mispronounce This Scottish Letter

    Started by Nachtengel, Sunday, February 9th, 2020
    • Replies: 0
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  34. What Will Future English Be Like?

    Started by Nachtengel, Sunday, February 9th, 2020
    • Replies: 0
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  35. Centum-Satem_isogloss

    Started by Rodskarl Dubhgall, Tuesday, January 24th, 2006
    • Replies: 9
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  36. Why Is Icelandic Such A Difficult Language To Learn?

    Started by Nachtengel, Monday, October 7th, 2019
    • Replies: 0
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  37. Story of "Us" in the Germanic Languages

    Started by Şoreiğar, Thursday, September 26th, 2019
    • Replies: 5
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  38. The Most Attractive Accent

    Started by nordicdusk, Sunday, December 3rd, 2006
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 34
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  39. How To Speak Like A Kiwi: The Sexiest Accent In The World

    Started by Nachtengel, Monday, September 9th, 2019
    • Replies: 0
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  40. The Truth About Where Our Aussie Accent Descends From

    Started by Nachtengel, Monday, September 9th, 2019
    • Replies: 0
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  41. Help Me Learn German Better! (Trying to Woo a Lady)

    Started by Ediruc, Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
    • Replies: 9
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    • Replies: 4
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    • Replies: 1
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    • Views: 1,011
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  42. Are You A Polyglot, Or A Hyperpolyglot?

    Started by Siebenbürgerin, Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
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  43. The Term "Going Dutch"

    Started by Siebenbürgerin, Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
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  44. Germans and the English Language

    Started by Mrs vonTrep, Monday, May 9th, 2011
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 50
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    • Views: 1,098
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  45. ITS v. IT'S

    Started by SaxonPagan, Saturday, April 6th, 2019
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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  46. What did ancient languages, Old Norse, sound like

    Started by Der Kolonist, Sunday, March 31st, 2019
    • Replies: 1
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  47. Proto-Indo-European Linguistics

    Started by Ahnenerbe, Thursday, December 20th, 2018
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  48. Foreign Accent Syndrome

    Started by theiamania, Saturday, April 30th, 2011
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,327
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  49. Germanic words for 'he or she' & 'his or her' ?

    Started by Aelfgar, Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 682
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  50. Thumbs Up Rudolf Steiner on the French Language

    Started by Ahnenerbe, Monday, August 15th, 2016
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    • Replies: 25
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  51. Lightbulb The Indo-European Languages and the Relevance of Sanskrit

    Started by Ahnenerbe, Monday, September 24th, 2018
    • Replies: 0
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  52. How Luther Gave Germans A Language Everyone Could Use

    Started by Dagna, Monday, September 17th, 2018
    • Replies: 0
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  53. Is Icelandic The Oldest Language In Europe? How Old Is It?

    Started by Dagna, Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
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  54. Chinese Overtakes German In UK Schools

    Started by SaxonPagan, Thursday, August 16th, 2018
    • Replies: 2
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  55. Difference Between Proto-Norse and Proto-Germanic?

    Started by Eberhardt, Monday, July 24th, 2006
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    • Replies: 12
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  56. Pre-Proto-Germanic Substratum in Proto-Slavic

    Started by Hauke Haien, Friday, January 15th, 2010
    • Replies: 6
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  57. Which Germanic Language is the Purest?

    Started by Æthelthryth, Monday, December 26th, 2011
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    • Replies: 55
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  58. How Germans Feel About German Umlauts (ä,ö,ü)

    Started by Siebenbürgerin, Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
    • Replies: 7
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  59. Revival of Anglo-Saxon Language

    Started by Richard, Saturday, September 29th, 2007
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    • Replies: 24
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  60. Old English Language (Anglo-Saxon)

    Started by Johannes de León, Friday, June 4th, 2004
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
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  61. Is the English Language Not Anglo-Saxon?

    Started by weland, Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
    • Replies: 4
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  62. Runic As Official Script

    Started by Rodskarl Dubhgall, Saturday, April 21st, 2018
    • Replies: 1
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  63. The Fraktur Script

    Started by Bärin, Thursday, January 18th, 2007
    • Replies: 9
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  64. Poll Poll! Anglicization/Influence on English on Your National Language?

    Started by Fafner, Monday, December 10th, 2007
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 23
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  65. Why is It Important to Learn “Dead” Languages?

    Started by Nachtengel, Saturday, December 30th, 2017
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  66. Folk, A Much-Used Word

    Started by Dagna, Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
    • Replies: 0
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  67. Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe

    Started by Ahnenerbe, Sunday, February 26th, 2017
    • Replies: 7
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  68. Is English A Celtic Language?

    Started by Dohtig, Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
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    • Replies: 13
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  69. Languages in Prehistoric Europe North of the Alps

    Started by SuuT, Friday, May 23rd, 2008
    • Replies: 1
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