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cyberdad
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14 Aug 2022, 7:10 am

naturalplastic wrote:
the continental Germanic of Frisians and Anglosaxons with the similar but distinct languages of the Norse. Which is why have these similar but different redundant words for things ...like you can rear a child, OR you can raise a child...skirt and shirt, etc.


I've watched quite a number of linguist podcasts and the English language is like a sponge absorbing words from celtic sources, nameplaces, northsea Germans, scandanavians, french, roman latin and of course in more recent times Africa, India etc...