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02.28.2013 , 07:12 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by VegaPhone View Post
English has german words in it. This is just the more pure version of English. Learn your real language called German.

The more you know. (tm)
Actually English is a combo of German, several Scandinavian languages (mostly Danish and Norwegian- The Swedes mostly invaded due South from Sweden and also East into Russia- in fact Russia is named for the Rus- a group of Vikings who settled there.) and later Latinate influences from the Norman invasion which infused Latin/French into English.

So, prior to the Norman invasion of the British Isles you had a language called Old English (hodgepodge of various "viking" groups' lingo and Germanic settlers/invaders like the Angles and Saxons) that is closest to modern Icelandic (descended from old Norwegian).

Norman invasion brough Latin influences into the language giving "us" a language called Middle English (what Chaucer wrote in) and then of course time and typical language evolution/drift gives us Modern English.

Just thought I'd throw all that text at 'ya since you're pretending to know what you're talking about....The more you know and all that