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Chloride and Sodium: Two terribly dangerous substances that taste great together!


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PostPosted: 07 Nov 2010, 11:06 
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sweet. It's not alive on a page.

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PostPosted: 07 Nov 2010, 12:34 
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What is so great about these are the number of words that we can still pick out from the spoken form. It does bring it to life. That and the number of words that sound like German.


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PostPosted: 07 Nov 2010, 12:47 
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And to think people are uptight about the changing of the language.

In Iceland, IIRC, children in school can read the old texts because the language hasn't changed.

Ours mutates fairly quickly...

I'll live with it.

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Here's a page with the written original and a translation: Battle of Brunanburh--Main Page

You may like Germanic languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

German and especially Icelandic have been relatively conservative, while speakers of English and Dutch and Danish and Norwegian and Swedish have tended to reduce word morphology more.

While English has oodles of borrowed words, its basic vocabulary and its grammar are still recognizably Germanic. English has oodles of compound verb tenses, but only two simple tenses: a present and a past, which other Germanic languages also have. English continues to have Germanic vowel-shift "strong" verbs, and the Germanic-ending -ed "weak" verbs. However, English has lost a distinction between "strong" and "weak" adjective; the former is for indefinite items, the latter for definite ones.

Modern English, Old English, German

a bright fire
an beorht fyr
ein helles Feuer

the bright fire
thaet beorhte fyr
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