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  • Afrikaans

    3 4.55%
  • Danish

    1 1.52%
  • Dutch

    1 1.52%
  • English

    11 16.67%
  • Faroese

    1 1.52%
  • Frisian

    1 1.52%
  • High German

    9 13.64%
  • Icelandic

    15 22.73%
  • Low German (Saxon)

    8 12.12%
  • Norwegian

    7 10.61%
  • Swedish

    6 9.09%
  • Scots

    1 1.52%
  • Other, namely...

    2 3.03%
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    Your Favourite Germanic Language Other Than Your Own

    Which is your favourite Germanic language other than your own?

    Please motivate your choice.

    Dialects are also permitted, but they are grouped under 'parent languages'. For instance, if Tweants is your favourite dialect, then choose Low German.

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    English followed by danish.

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    Low German/Low Saxon got my vote for all the reasons I've already given here:

    http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.p...nguage&page=14
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    First of all I have to say that I like all germanic languages.
    But the most are two dutch dialects, Betuws (Gelderland) and Achterhoeks (Gelderland).

    The Scandinavian Languages are the ones I really like to hear.
    ''Ginds de Waal, daar weer de IJssel, dan de Maas en ook de Rijn. Geeft ons recht om heel ons leven trots op Gelderland te zijn.''

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    Scottish is the coolest to me, but it is hard to know if someone is from ireland or scottland....do scots speak more "hard"?

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    For me it is English, without a doubt. I think it is soft, melodic and very beautiful.

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    Probably Swedish, I have a few Swedish language and grammar books in my room. I like all Northern Germanic languages though.

    I like Dutch a lot too though. And German. Actually I like them all. Apart from Yiddish

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    My favourite Germanic language other than my own is Icelandic. Well, I tried to learn it once but my motivation decreased after some months. One day I want to try it again!

    "Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    I would say Icelandic and Faroese, followed by the other Scandinavian languages. Dutch and German are also awesome ^^

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    High German because most of my German ancestors are from southern Germany.

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