Tag: Germanic languages

Learn English The Fun And Easy Way – Here’s How

English is a global language that is spoken by numerous people in the world. It is a language that bridges the gap between nations, paving the way for a common understanding. This is the reason why more and more people are keen on learning the English language. It may prove to be a difficult feat…


The Faroese Managed To Create Their Own Version Of Google Translate

Relatively recently, the Faroese people managed to create a very useful alternative for Google Translate for those who are interested in learning the Faroese language and visit the Faroe Islands. The small Nordic nation of the Faroe Islands (which is composed of a small archipelago of 18 main islands and several other islets located roughly…


The Language Of The Norsemen – Old Norse And Its Dialects

Old Norse (autonym: ‘Dönsk tunga’ – ‘Danish tongue’) was a an Old Germanic language spoken by the ancient Indo-European inhabitants of Scandinavia (i.e. the Norsemen) as well as by their descendants in the North Atlantic colonies of the Viking Age (e.g. the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, England, Ireland, and Vinland) over the course of the…


The History Of The Transylvanian Saxons

The Transylvanian Saxons (or ‘Die Siebenbürger Sachsen’ as they are known in German) are perhaps the most significant major German ethnic group of Romania and doubtlessly one of the most renowned from Central Europe. They are part of the broader Romanian-German group (known in German as ‘Rumäniendeutsche’) alongside the Bukovina Germans (indigenous to Bukovina, north-eastern…


Classification Of The Germanic Languages Spoken In Europe

The Germanic languages form a linguistic sub-branch of the Indo-European languages. They are divided into three additional sub-groups as follows: West Germanic (English, German, Low German, Dutch, Frisian, Scots, Afrikaans, Yiddish, Luxembourgish) North Germanic (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic, Faroese, Elfdalian) East Germanic – extinct sub-group (Gothic, Burgundian, Vandalic) Statistics I) West Germanic languages 1) English…