West Germanic language


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Noun1.West Germanic language - a branch of the Germanic languages
Germanic, 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
English, English language - an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
German language, High German, German - the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
Low German, Plattdeutsch - a German dialect spoken in northern Germany
Dutch - the West Germanic language of the Netherlands
Frisian - a West Germanic language spoken in Friesland in the northwestern Netherlands; a near relative of English
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While we are given here a definition of the word "English" that tells who the "English" people are and that English is a "West Germanic language", the question still remains, how is it known that English is a West Germanic language?
As a means of generating abstract nouns, this suffix evolves from an independent word only in West Germanic languages. Among the words formed from the basis of nouns are those whose first part denotes any person, for example: deganheit 'valor', diubheit 'theft', kindheit 'childhood', narraheit ' folly', and so on.
in the word for 'water') and in the western dialects of Danish (the so-called vestjysk stod) and is reflected as preaspiration in Icelandic and Faroese (as well as in northern Scandinavian dialects) and under certain conditions as gemination (and sometimes affrication) in all North and West Germanic languages. The vestjysk stod has nothing to do with the standard Danish stod, which developed from the falling Scandinavian accent 1 in the same way as the secondary broken tone in West Latvian developed from the falling tone of the standard language.
Putnam (Carson-Newman College) takes up the challenge by investigating the syntactic properties of middle field Scrambling in synchronic West Germanic languages, and the extent to which it can be classified as a syntactic phenomenon with minimalist desiderata.
Kayne 1994), each argument is forced to leave VP in the West Germanic languages, triggered by the checking of strong case features in a matching Spec-head configuration (cf.
Langer first looks at the distribution of auxiliary tun in other West Germanic languages and in modern German dialects, before turning specifically to ENHG.

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