Category Archives: Linguistics and History

Latin and Spanish: More Cool Cognates :)

(I want to start this post off with a personal note: This post is specially dedicated to my awesome Spanish teacher I had in High School. Everyone knows an enthusiastic, dedicated teacher makes all the difference and helps inspire one’s … Continue reading

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Old English and German: Almost One and the Same

Old English is not Shakespeare’s English, which is Early modern English! Old English sounds unintelligible for the most part with Modern English and has much more complex grammar that we have cast off. However, for the Germans out there, Old … Continue reading

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English didn’t always sound like English!

English is a Germanic language related to German and the Germanic Language family. Originally, the first roots of English were brought over by Germanic peoples, before that, the people in Britain where English originated probably spoke a Celtic language. Whatever … Continue reading

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