Tag: Germanic languages

20 Common Words Of Old Norse Origin In The English Language

As in the case of each and every language spoken in the world, borrowed words from other idioms are very common and English is certainly no exception when it comes to this lexical enrichment method. The English language as we know it today has been influenced very much during the Middle Ages. The first major phase…


Linguistic Maps Of Europe | Languages Of Europe

Below are represented 10 distinct maps which showcase the languages spoken in Europe. According to the mainstream linguistic classification, in Europe there are 6 major Indo-European language families, namely Romance, Slavic, Germanic, Baltic, Celtic, and Hellenic (alongside a non-Indo-European family, specifically the Finno-Ugric linguistic branch which comprises Hungarian, Finnish, and Estonian). Beside the aforementioned branches,…


10 Interesting Facts About German

Below is a list comprising 10 interesting facts the German language: German is part of the West Germanic branch of languages and is spoken by around 110 million native speakers worldwide. Aside from the 26 standard letters of the alphabet, the German language has three vowels with umlauts (Ä/ä, Ö/ö, and Ü/ü) and the special character…