Old World Language Family Tree


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Just about all the languages I speak (English, Afrikaans, Swedish, Dutch) and understand (German, Danish, Norwegian) are Germanic. The only two I know that are not Germanic are Xhosa and Latin. This makes it easy for me to understand Germanic languages but I am clueless in any of the others. Finno-Urgric languages are well, Greek to me, so to speak!

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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