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patom
Member
Tue Jan 22 09:30:15
Is this really how German sounds compared to other languages?
patom
Member
Tue Jan 22 09:30:45
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo0Hsx-yHiI
Rugian
Member
Tue Jan 22 09:37:34
I dont think it's a major mystery why the comparative languages of French (Romance), English (Romance-influenced), Spanish (Romance) and Italian (Romance) might have more similarities to each other than to German.
Nekran
Member
Tue Jan 22 09:42:35
It's obviously exaggerated for comedic effect.

German does sound really fucked up to us native dutch speakers though.

Also english is very much a germanic language. Don't know where you get "Romance-influenced" from. Obviously roman and germanic languages have influenced each other... don't know why you're so desperately trying to escape the germanic tag though.
Rugian
Member
Tue Jan 22 09:52:46
Nekran,

How are you not aware of the French influence on English? Those pesky Normans did a number on our language.

http://com...rigins_of_English_PieChart.svg

The point isn't that English isn't a Germanic language, it's that the French influence results in a lot of instances where English sounds more in common with Romance than Germanic speech.
yankeessuck123
Member
Wed Jan 23 03:39:35
ON ENGLISH NECK A NORMAN YOKE
Daemon
Member
Wed Jan 23 04:03:08
An educational video for first-graders on how to correctly speak and pronounce:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ3N_2r6R-o

Really needed as we have now so many immigrants in our schools who don't know the language.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Wed Jan 23 04:15:02
I love when German people pronounce the female name Ingrid. It sounds so teeth exposingly evil,

Hi In-GRRRID!
Repel
Member
Wed Jan 23 06:23:48
For those who are interested in which languages has what kind of connection:

http://goo.gl/images/N8STMV

patom
Member
Wed Jan 23 06:54:33
Back in 70 I did get a ride to the Krankenhouse in a Krankenwagon. (?)
Kitzbuhel Austria. first time skiing. crashed and burned on the dance floor and sprained my ankle.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Wed Jan 23 07:55:58
Commonly rooted words that are easily identified in persian and english. Some of them have shifted meaning slightly, but close remain closely related. Some of them are almost mutually intelligable.

Wolf - Gorg (”Worg” makes this connection more clear)
Brother - Baradar
Daughter - Dokhtar
Mother - Madar
Father - Pedar
Nephew - Nave (grandchild)
Chin - Chune
Eye - Ashk (tear)
Dog - Sag
Mouse - Mush
Goose - Ghaz
Duck - Ordak
Name - Nam
Door - Dar
Bear - Bordan (carry away)



Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Wed Jan 23 08:02:49
Star - Setareh
Warm - Garm

And many of these sound almost the same in Swedish.
Cthulhu
Tentacle Rapist
Thu Jan 24 11:31:49
English is a cluster fuck of multiple languages.
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