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  West Germanic languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the Middle Ages, the West Germanic languages were separated by the insular development of Middle English on one hand, and by the second Germanic sound shift on the continent on the other.
The linguistic contact of the Viking settlers of the Danelaw with the Anglo-Saxons left traces in the English language, and is suspected to have facilitated the collapse of the Old English inflexional system that marked the onset of the Middle English period 12th century.
West Flemish (in West Flanders and nearby areas of Belgium, Zeeland in the Netherlands, and France)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/West_Germanic_languages   (609 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : West Germanic languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
West Germanic is the largest branch of the Germanic family of languages, including such languages as English, Dutch, and German.
Their exact relation is difficult to determine from the sparse evidence of runic inscriptions, and they remained mutually intelligible throughout the Migration period, so that some individual dialects are difficult to classify.
The linguistic contact of the Viking settlers of the Danelaw with the Anglo-Saxons left traces in the English language, and is suspected to have facilitated the collapse of Old English grammar that resulted in Middle English from the 12th century.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /West_Germanic_languages   (385 words)

  
 Polish_language information. LANGUAGE SCHOOL EXPLORER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Polish is the main representative of the Lechitic branch of the West Slavic languages.
The Polish language is the most widely-spoken of the Slavic language subgroup of the Lechitic languages which include Kashubian (the only surviving dialect of the Pomeranian language) and the extinct Polabian language.
Latin was a language known to a larger or smaller degree by most of the numerous szlachta in the 16th to 18th centuries.
www.school-explorer.com /Polish   (2740 words)

  
 Pimsleur languages
The Chinese language, spoken in the form of Standard Mandarin, is the official language of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China on Taiwan, as well as one of four official languages of Singapore, and one of six official languages of the United Nations.
The Croatian language is a language of the western group of South Slavic languages which is used primarily by the Croats.
Italian is the official language of Italy and San Marino, and is an official language in Ticino and Grigioni cantons of Switzerland.
pimsleur.english-test.net /pimsleur-languages.html   (6013 words)

  
 Slavic languages
Because the Slavic group of languages seems to be closer to the Baltic group than to any other, some scholars combine the two in a Balto-Slavic subfamily of the Indo-European classification.
The total number of people for whom a Slavic language is the mother tongue is estimated at more than 300 million; the great majority of them live in Russia and Ukraine.
All Slavic tongues are believed to have evolved from a single parent language, usually called Proto-Slavic, which, in turn, is thought to have split off much earlier (possibly c.2000 B.C.) from Proto-Indo-European, the original ancestor of the members of the Indo-European language family.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0845518.html   (428 words)

  
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