Germanic Language

  • (noun): A branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic.
    Synonyms: Germanic

Some articles on germanic language, languages, language, germanic:

Gothic Language
... Gothic is an extinct Germanic language that was spoken by the Goths ... Bible translation, and is the only East Germanic language with a sizable text corpus ... from proper names that survived in historical accounts, and from loan-words in other languages such as Portuguese, Spanish and French ...
Goths - Culture - Language
... The Gothic language is an extinct Germanic language that was spoken by the Goths ... Bible translation, and is the only East Germanic language with a sizable corpus ... proper names that survived in historical accounts, and from loan-words in other languages like Spanish and French ...
History Of English - Old English – From The Mid-5th Century To The Mid-11th Century
... After the Anglo-Saxon invasion, the Germanic language possibly displaced the indigenous Brythonic languages and Latin in most of the areas of Great Britain that later became England ... The original Celtic languages remained in parts of Scotland, Wales and Cornwall (where Cornish was spoken into the 19th century), although large numbers of compound Celtic-Germanic placenames ... Latin also remained in these areas as the language of the Celtic Church and of higher education for the nobility ...

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    Philip Roth (b. 1933)