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    On the whole, I would say that the inhabitants of...

    On the whole, I would say that the inhabitants of the coastal regions of Normandy look more Germanic than the average Elsässer or Lothringer - I am, of course, not quoting any book on the races of...
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    To my point of view, the problem is that...

    To my point of view, the problem is that Germanicness is mostly equated with language : the Germans are considered of Germanic stock because of their language, and the same goes with the inhabitants...
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    Important!  Yes, I know, but I was not quite sure what you...

    Yes, I know, but I was not quite sure what you meant in your last post - German is sometimes clearer than English !
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    Important!  Sorry for those who don't speak German !

    Sorry for those who don't speak German !
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    Important!  Vielleicht solltest du am besten eine deutsche...

    Vielleicht solltest du am besten eine deutsche Übersetzung zu deinen Texten hinzufügen, denn ich bin nicht sicher, dass ich alles immer richtig verstande.
  6. I am aware of Lothringen Roman Catholic families...

    I am aware of Lothringen Roman Catholic families bearing such Jewish-looking surnames as Kahn, Blum or Goldschmidt. Were they former Jewish families converted to Catholicism ? I cannot tell, but the...
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    War is always the worst possible solution but we...

    War is always the worst possible solution but we have to be aware of the fact that war is inherent to mankind.
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    Important!  Tell me, Wulfaz, how did Islam spread through...

    Tell me, Wulfaz, how did Islam spread through North Africa ? Was it by dint of gentle and peaceful persuasion ? :)
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    Important!  Yes, Mahomet is quite close to Turkish Mehmet....

    Yes, Mahomet is quite close to Turkish Mehmet.
    And I agree that Mahomet (or whatever his name might be) must have been a cunning bastard, ordering that people be killed in order to appropriate...
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    If it can comfort you, I can tell you that...

    If it can comfort you, I can tell you that several men in my family fought in Russia - they did not volunteer, as far as I know ! My father-in-law was in the HJ. Other members of the family ...
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    The indigenous French are a dying breed these...

    The indigenous French are a dying breed these days - in the same way as Napoleon III did his best by excavating at Alesia and bringing to light France's Celtic past to prove his point that the French...
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    If I may voice here my personal view on the...

    If I may voice here my personal view on the subject as a French citizen, I would say that the core of the "Français de souche" ("souche", pronounced "chouque" in Normandy, being a French word of...
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    Important!  I do not know whether anybody on here can answer...

    I do not know whether anybody on here can answer my question but I am curious of Faroese dialects : I have seen that the pronunciation of Faroese vowels varied greatly from North to South and...
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    If you take Viking Age runic inscriptions, for...

    If you take Viking Age runic inscriptions, for instance, you will notice that the name Thorsteinn was actually spelt Thurstin in the runic alphabet of that time, so the idea is that you are not...
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    The Celtic Volcae of ancient times must have been...

    The Celtic Volcae of ancient times must have been the direct neighbours of our Germanic ancestors, hence their name became synonymous with "foreigners". The term was later borrowed from Gothic Walh...
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    You are right, Wulfaz. The German dialect of the...

    You are right, Wulfaz. The German dialect of the Mosel valley south of Trier is also known to have retained more Latin words than the surrounding area, in particular in the vocabulary related to the...
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    Important!  In the same way, I always use "Mahomet" instead...

    In the same way, I always use "Mahomet" instead of "Muhammad" when speaking French, as I do not wish to submit to the unfaithful.
    The media have been trying to make Muhammad a household word in...
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    The fact that Trier is derived from "Gallo-Latin"...

    The fact that Trier is derived from "Gallo-Latin" (in) Treveris is typical of late Gaulish antiquity, when the major cities of Gaul lost their original names to be called by tribal names - this is...
  19. Important!  One of the surnames in my family is Reichert. Its...

    One of the surnames in my family is Reichert. Its form varied greatly along the centuries under the influence of the administrative language then used in Elsass-Lothringen : Richert, Richard,...
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    Thank you for welcoming me. I did not choose the...

    Thank you for welcoming me.
    I did not choose the flag - Skadi took care of it for me - but, in spite of the fact that this land is now being colonized by its former colonies, I still regard it as...
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    Poll! High German is, to a certain extent, an...

    High German is, to a certain extent, an artificial language, the grammar of which was strongly influenced by Latin. Its vocabulary is teeming with Latin loanwords : Straße, Wein, Keller, Kaiser,...
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    Hello to All !

    Although of French nationality, the language I use at home and in the area I live in is the Frankish dialect which, I have been told, was spoken by Charlemagne.

    My interests range from antique...
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