Germanic language

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Noun1.Germanic language - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic
Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite, Indo-European - the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
West Germanic, West Germanic language - a branch of the Germanic languages
Proto-Norse - the Germanic language of Scandinavia up until about 700
Old Norse - the extinct Germanic language of medieval Scandinavia and Iceland from about to 700 to 1350
Nordic, North Germanic, North Germanic language, Scandinavian language, Scandinavian, Norse - the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland
East Germanic, East Germanic language - an extinct branch of the Germanic languages
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It's most famous form of literature is Saga, which is medieval stories written in Old Norse, a Germanic language spoken in Scandinavia during the Viking age.
Jews were officially defined as an ethnic group with a spoken Germanic language (Yiddish).
I would be interested to see if it is possible to find real evidence for Germanic language speakers in pre-Roman Britain, but the linguistic, genetic and archaeological evidence presented here, summarised from previous authors, is not set out clearly enough to convince.
Decline of island tongue NORN is an extinct North Germanic language that was spoken in the Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland and in Caithness, in the far north of the Scottish mainland.
The languages which form the dialect of the North East are Celtic, Latin, the Germanic language of the Anglians, Old Scandinavian (the language of the Vikings) and the above-mentioned Norman French.
00 Pontefract Afrikaans is a West Germanic language spoken in South Africa and Namibia.
First, Modern Frisian is the closest living Germanic language to Modern English.
These wise editorial interventions allow those readers who do not know Dutch to compare the Spanish original and its translation into Dutch, that is, after all, a Germanic language and often looks similar to German or English.
However, the ongoing relationship between English, a Germanic language, and the Latin language and its descendants (mainly French), is historically unique.
Earth's name comes from Old English and Germanic language.
Editors Robert Aldrich and Garry Wotherspoon selected eight "advisors and senior contributors" and about 120 regular contributors, of whom only a handful are not speakers of a Germanic language.
Had the Swiss continued to use this written form of their speech, Swiss German would not ha ve remained a mere dialect but would have been recognized as a separate Germanic language, like Dutch.