meaning "poison"; cognate forms Tolkien would have known from the other medieval Germanic languages
include Old Norse eitr, Old High German eitar, Old Saxon ettar, hettar.
Among the problems involved in fitting a Germanic language
onto an Italic Procrustean Bed lay the fact that the item termed a preposition (a part of speech identified specifically by Dionysius Thrax) by definition could not follow the word it governed, therefore, obviously, could not end a sentence or clause.
Therein lies the question of how English should be taught, because one does not necessarily teach it the same way to somebody who speaks a Semitic language, a Romance language, a Germanic language
or an African one.
Modern English, as a Germanic language
, still has much in common with modern German, Dutch, and the modern Scandinavian languages.
The best example of this is "ja" for "yes," brought by hordes of Germanic language
speaking immigrants to the New World from Germany, Austria, Scandinavia and the Netherlands.
On top of this Celtic layer were added the Latin of the Romans and the Germanic language
of the Angles who settled here.
It's derived from the Yiddish word mizmaze, Yiddish of course being a Germanic language
but their principal language is English, a Germanic language
Afrikaans is the youngest member of the Germanic language
family, distinguished by an almost perfect loss of morphological case and displaying (at least under the pre-Kayneian criteria) typical SOV characteristics.
They spoke a Germanic language
, which eventually evolved into the language that we speak today.
This is not an introduction to the ancient Germanic language
, warns Rauch (Germanic linguistics, U.
College London, UK) present 16 disciplinarily and topically diverse papers examining aspects of poetry and poetics, particularly within the Germanic language
Specialists in skaldic poetry within such disciplines as English and other Germanic language
and literature, and Medieval studies set out the Old Norse verses followed by modern Icelandic and English prose translations, and provide notes and commentary.
The Simon Fraser professor covers the language from Indo-European roots through the Germanic language
that was forcibly blended with French and many times influenced by Latin and Greek.
Scott traces the development of the genitive case in the two Germanic languages
from the end of the medieval period to the present, assessing the relationship between an instance of morphosyntactic change affecting the languages and their standardization, and distinguishing between the function of the genitive and that of similar cases.