German, or High German, is a Germanic language, specifically a West Germanic language. Its closest modern relatives are Yiddish, Low German, Dutch, Afrikaans, Frisian, and of course English (which are all also West Germanic languages).
The West Germanic languages probably began to differentiate themselves from the North Germanic (or Scandinavian) languages and the East Germanic languages (including Vandalic and Gothic, among others) some time around 400-100 BC. Common Germanic is the name of the language that was spoken before this differentiation; Germanic is one of the numerous branches of the Indo-European languages, and thus German is related to all the other Indo-European languages as well (from Hindi and Urdu, Farsi, and Hittite to Russian, Irish, Greek, French, and Portuguese--among many others).
The ancestral home of the peoples who spoke Common Germanic is thought to lie along the Baltic and North Seas in what is today southern Sweden, Denmark, and northern Germany.
As these peoples started spreading apart through migration (caused perhaps by weather, famine, and/or war), the dialects started diverging into West, East, and North, depending on the direction they headed.
The many tribes who spoke West Germanic languages ended up settling along the North Sea and the Rhine and Weser Rivers. The language of those who were farther north eventually turned into Dutch, Frisian, English, and Low German; that of those who were farther south eventually turned into what we call High German today. "High" refers to the fact that those people lived closer to the mountains, e.g. the Alps, and "low" refers to people who lived closer to the sea.
The first German language was made in the Fourth century by a priest attempting to convert German (which at the time was full of barbarians known as the visigoths). It was a combination of Latin and ancient Runic and was called the Gothic Language (after the visigoths) and there is not enough left today to be able to re construct it.
In 1534, Martin Luther published the German Bible. This version of German soon became the official version of the German language. Before this, German was a large group of different dialects.
The Answer Is German
Zinc came from the German language .
German, I do believe.
Verbotene liebe is a german soap-opera, that translates (in german) to forbidden love. Meaning that verbotene liebe would be originated from german, or derived from the german language.
Perhaps from German:'Menschen' which means 'People'
It comes from German, it literally means 'children's garden'.
Origin: 1550-60; jaght, short for jaghtschip
The surname Saltsman or Saltzman is German and Yiddish in origin and is used throughout the region where the German language is used and Eastern Europe, where Yiddish was the secular language of the Jews.
German Shepherd originate from Germany, of course.
ETYMOLOGY:Probably Low German smukkeln, smuggeln, or Middle Dutch smokkelen
The Icelandic language has its origins in the North Germanic or Nordic sections of the German language. Native to both Iceland and Denmark, there are roughly 325,000 native speakers of this language in the world currently.
The German language came to being after the publication of the German Bible by Martin Luther in 1534. Before this, Germans spoke a wide range of dialects. Even today some German dialects cannot be understood by Germans from other parts of the country.
schlep is Yiddish from the German schleppen: to drag.Ref - Leo Rosten, The Joys of Yiddish.
They originate from Germany.
What language does the word 'cotton' originate from?
The main german language is german
The French Language comes from the Latin Language of the Roman Empire which originated in Rome, Italy. It has also been influenced by German. For example, in the Passe Compose, the same verbs take is instead of has as in the German present and past perfect.
German is, like English, a Germanic language. Of course, there are many differences between the two languages by now because their speakers separated 450 ad.
The surname Myers is a German surname, and is also used by Eastern European Jewish families, who spoke Yiddish, a member of the Germanic language group.
Germanic - originate from German. This includes English and German (the most commonly spoken in Europe), Dutch and the languages of Scandinavia. Romantic - originate from Latin. This includes French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. Slavic - originate from Russian and this covers most languages to the east. Greek and Hungarian have separate origins.
From the German language, meaning 'noisy ghost'. Combining the words 'polter' meaning noisy and 'geist' meaning spirit
No, German is not a romance language.
German is a Germanic language.
The German language is called "Deutsch" in German.