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    Noobie interested in my past & learning about Proto-Germanic language (PGmc)

    I'm retired so I've decided to use some of my free time to (attempt to) settle an absolutely trivial question in my family. We are definately 50% German maternally and, per the legend, probably 12.5 to 25% on our father's English side.

    A sensible and perfectly satisfactory situation obviously, but we note a (to us anyway) seeming uptick in references to the Germanic contribution to English populations and languages which is leading several of us to wonder if we are a lot more Germanic than previously thought.

    Hoping maybe to find some leads here to answers or at least ideas.

    Arrived at Skadi Forum following a somewhat tourturous but enjoyable journey. I found a ref or link or some connection while binging on 'Wardruna' and 'Heilung'. I'd found them looking into Nordic Metal which I found while listening to throat singing. To which I had been introduced by Willie Nelson singing back-up/ narration on an '80s or '90s Mongolian throat singer's album called (and my apologies up front) "Back Tuva Future".

    Not sure if I find this poignant, amusing or a little frightening, but whatever way I'm looking forward to spending some time amongst you all.

    Let me know what I need to do next, both as to the English/German connection and, as noted, Proto-Germanic (? Proto-Indoeuropean ?) language.

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    Danke! Been browsing the forums and I think I'm gonna enjoy this site. Seems like there's a nice balance to the subject matter covered here.

    Certainly are some interesting users!!

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    Welcome echowit. Looking forward to getting to know you. There are a lot of good people here.
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