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Forum: Linguistics

The study of languages.

  1. Poll Sticky Thread Important! Poll! Is Speaking a Germanic Language Necessary to Be Considered Germanic?

    Started by mischak, Monday, September 24th, 2007
    19 Pages
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    • Replies: 183
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  2. Sticky Thread Important!  Extinct Germanic Languages

    Started by Dagna, Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,721
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  3. Sticky Thread Important!  The Proto-Germanic Language

    Started by Frans_Jozef, Saturday, May 14th, 2005
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 9,138
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  4. 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
    • Views: 56,795
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  5. 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
    • Views: 42,132
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  6. Sticky Thread Important!  Which Germanic Language is the Purest?

    Started by Ęthelthryth, Monday, December 26th, 2011
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 14,096
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  7. Poll Sticky Thread Important! Poll! Your Favourite Germanic Language

    Started by Nordgau, Monday, April 18th, 2005
    19 Pages
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    • Replies: 187
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    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,533
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  8. Poll Sticky Thread Important! Poll! Your Favourite Germanic Language Other Than Your Own

    Started by Anlef, Friday, March 11th, 2011
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 8,483
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  9. Sticky Thread Important!  Constructing a New Germanic Language

    Started by rainman, Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 7,781
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  10. Poll Sticky Thread Important! Poll! How Many Germanic Languages Can You Speak?

    Started by Bärin, Monday, September 14th, 2009
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 5,013
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  11. Exclamation Sticky Thread Important!  Introduction to Indo-European Linguistics

    Started by Siebenbürgerin, Saturday, June 14th, 2008
    • Replies: 2
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  12. 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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  13. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Important!  Nostratics: The Proto-World Language Hypothesis

    Started by Blutwölfin, Friday, September 7th, 2007
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 4,354
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  1. German Word of the Day (Any Day)

    Started by Untersberger, Thursday, January 12th, 2012
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 17
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    • Views: 356
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  2. 10 German words with hilarious literal translations

    Started by Veršandi, Saturday, December 18th, 2021
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 281
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  3. A Question About English Language in England

    Started by Unregistered, Saturday, May 7th, 2011
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,744
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  4. Mocheno / Bersntolerisch - Germanic language in N. Italy

    Started by Sigurd, Monday, September 24th, 2007
    • Replies: 8
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    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 254
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    • Views: 271
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  5. Poll Poll! British English or American English?

    Started by Siebenbürgerin, Friday, June 26th, 2009
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 11,723
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  6. Which Old Indo-European Languages do you speak/can you understand?

    Started by Shapur, Tuesday, December 14th, 2004
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 5,233
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  7. Why is Sweden called Sweden?

    Started by Veršandi, Thursday, July 1st, 2021
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 396
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  8. How to Swear Like an Austrian

    Started by Veršandi, Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 574
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    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,792
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    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 352
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  9. Elfdalian

    Started by Nachtengel, Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,860
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    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 293
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  10. Poll Poll! Anglicization/Influence on English on Your National Language?

    Started by Fafner, Monday, December 10th, 2007
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 2,894
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  11. How The English Language Will Change After Brexit

    Started by Nachtengel, Saturday, April 17th, 2021
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 369
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  12. Rugian: the Chillest Germanic Language

    Started by Nachtengel, Saturday, April 17th, 2021
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 263
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    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,605
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  13. "Anglish - What if English Were 100% Germanic?"

    Started by Ęlfhere, Monday, August 28th, 2006
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,733
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  14. The Gothic Language

    Started by Conquistador, Monday, June 16th, 2003
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 8,046
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  15. Learning Germanic Languages Together

    Started by Teuton, Wednesday, October 8th, 2008
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 7,222
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  16. Ten Norwegian Words You Need To Learn To Understand Norway

    Started by Veršandi, Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 498
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    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 307
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  17. Canadian vs. American English

    Started by Nachtengel, Monday, December 14th, 2020
    • Replies: 0
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    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,132
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  18. How Did The Danish Language End Up With Its Crazy Numbers?

    Started by Idis, Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 837
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  19. 10 Ways To Sound Like A Native German Speaker

    Started by Veršandi, Monday, August 31st, 2020
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 321
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  20. 'Inshallah' Included in German Dictionary

    Started by Nachtengel, Monday, August 31st, 2020
    • Replies: 0
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    • Views: 454
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  21. 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: 15,219
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  22. 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
    • Views: 22,573
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  23. Arrow The Most Beautiful German Words

    Started by Siegmund, Saturday, September 17th, 2005
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 118
    • Views: 38,873
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  24. Is English Really a Germanic Language?

    Started by Theudiskaz, Friday, July 14th, 2006
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 52
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  25. Why Adults Struggle to Pick up New Languages

    Started by Nachtengel, Sunday, April 26th, 2020
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,457
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    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,343
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  26. Can You Ever Lose Your Accent?

    Started by Nachtengel, Saturday, April 4th, 2020
    • Replies: 0
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    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 396
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  27. How South African English Grew Its Wings

    Started by Nachtengel, Saturday, April 4th, 2020
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 360
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  28. What Are The Most Unusual Sounds In The World?

    Started by Nachtengel, Friday, April 3rd, 2020
    • Replies: 0
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    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 734
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  29. How Geography Affects Language

    Started by Nachtengel, Friday, April 3rd, 2020
    • Replies: 0
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    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,376
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  30. Why Are The Swiss Getting Worse At Speaking English?

    Started by Nachtengel, Sunday, March 15th, 2020
    • Replies: 1
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    • Views: 305
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  31. 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: 15,150
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  32. Most Useful Germanic Language?

    Started by Selene, Saturday, March 14th, 2020
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,096
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  33. Poll Poll! Which Germanic Group Speaks the Best English?

    Started by Wyrd, Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
    2 Pages
    1 2
    speaking eangish, speaking poll
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,888
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  34. What Did the Original Colonists Sound Like?

    Started by Nachtengel, Friday, March 13th, 2020
    • Replies: 1
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    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 935
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  35. Are Americans Losing Their Accents?

    Started by Nachtengel, Friday, March 13th, 2020
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,201
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    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 729
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  36. Dutch vs. Afrikaans

    Started by Nachtengel, Friday, March 13th, 2020
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 402
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  37. Post Origin of Weekday Names

    Started by Stahl-Wulf, Thursday, March 5th, 2020
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,110
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  38. Common Mistakes Native Germanic Language Speakers Make

    Started by Nachtengel, Friday, February 21st, 2020
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,618
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  39. 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
    • Views: 40,966
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  40. To What Extent Can One Forget One's Native Language?

    Started by Spjabork, Sunday, August 27th, 2017
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,542
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  41. Language Is In Our Biology

    Started by Nachtengel, Sunday, February 9th, 2020
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 785
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  42. English Is A Scandinavian Language

    Started by Rodskarl Dubhgall, Sunday, November 19th, 2017
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,382
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  43. Euroversals - Are All European Languages Alike?

    Started by Nachtengel, Sunday, February 9th, 2020
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 348
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  44. The Other Z - Why You Mispronounce This Scottish Letter

    Started by Nachtengel, Sunday, February 9th, 2020
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 358
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  45. What Will Future English Be Like?

    Started by Nachtengel, Sunday, February 9th, 2020
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 746
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  46. Centum-Satem_isogloss

    Started by Rodskarl Dubhgall, Tuesday, January 24th, 2006
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,949
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    • Views: 3,399
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  47. Why Is Icelandic Such A Difficult Language To Learn?

    Started by Nachtengel, Monday, October 7th, 2019
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,433
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  48. Story of "Us" in the Germanic Languages

    Started by Žoreišar, Thursday, September 26th, 2019
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,165
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  49. The Most Attractive Accent

    Started by nordicdusk, Sunday, December 3rd, 2006
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 5,809
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  50. How To Speak Like A Kiwi: The Sexiest Accent In The World

    Started by Nachtengel, Monday, September 9th, 2019
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 442
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  51. The Truth About Where Our Aussie Accent Descends From

    Started by Nachtengel, Monday, September 9th, 2019
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 344
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  52. Help Me Learn German Better! (Trying to Woo a Lady)

    Started by Ediruc, Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,349
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    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 688
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    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 794
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    • Views: 2,576
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    • Views: 366
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  53. Are You A Polyglot, Or A Hyperpolyglot?

    Started by Siebenbürgerin, Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
    • Replies: 0
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  54. The Term "Going Dutch"

    Started by Siebenbürgerin, Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 378
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  55. 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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    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 4,393
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  56. ITS v. IT'S

    Started by SaxonPagan, Saturday, April 6th, 2019
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
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    • Views: 1,592
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  57. Proto-Indo-European Linguistics

    Started by Ahnenerbe, Thursday, December 20th, 2018
    • Replies: 0
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    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 406
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  58. Foreign Accent Syndrome

    Started by theiamania, Saturday, April 30th, 2011
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,223
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  59. Germanic Words for 'He or She' & 'His or Her' ?

    Started by Aelfgar, Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,712
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  60. Thumbs Up Rudolf Steiner on the French Language

    Started by Ahnenerbe, Monday, August 15th, 2016
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 25
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    • Views: 477
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  61. Lightbulb The Indo-European Languages and the Relevance of Sanskrit

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

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

    Started by Dagna, Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
    • Replies: 0
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    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 3,159
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    • Views: 523
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  64. Chinese Overtakes German In UK Schools

    Started by SaxonPagan, Thursday, August 16th, 2018
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,237
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  65. Difference Between Proto-Norse and Proto-Germanic?

    Started by Eberhardt, Monday, July 24th, 2006
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 9,418
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  66. Pre-Proto-Germanic Substratum in Proto-Slavic

    Started by Hauke Haien, Friday, January 15th, 2010
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 3,522
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  67. How Germans Feel About German Umlauts (ä,ö,ü)

    Started by Siebenbürgerin, Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 5,814
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