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Cognates and Comparisons of Germanic Languages

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017




Came across this cognate set and thought it would be interesting to share.


Pronouns: I, Me, You, He, She, We, They German: Ich, Mir, Du/Sie, Er, Sie, Wir, Sie Low Saxon: Ekj, Mie, Jie, Hee, See, Wie, See Old English: Ic, Mé, Ðu/Þu, Hé, Héo, Wé, Hie Dutch: Ik, Mij, Je/U, Hij, Ze, Wij, Ze Afrikaans: Ek, Jy/U, Hy, Sy, Ons, Hulle Frisian: Ik, My, Do, Hy, It, Wy, Sy Scots: Ah, Me, Ye, He, She, We, They Faroese: Eg/Jeg, Meg, Tú, Hann, Hon, Vær, Tey Old Norse: Ek, Mik, Þú, Han, Hon, Vér, Þau Danish: Jeg, Mig, Du, Han, Hun, Vi, De Norwegian: Jeg, Meg, Du, Han, Hun, Vi, de Swedish: Jag, Mig, Du, Han, Hon, Vi, De Icelandic: Ég, Mig, Þú, Hann, Hún, Við, Þau


Mountain German: Berg Low Saxon: Boajch Old English: Beorg Dutch: Berg Afrikaans: Berg Frisian: Berch Scots: Montan Faroese: Fjoll Old Norse: Fell/Fjall Danish: Bjerg Norwegian: Fjell Swedish: Berg/Fjäll Icelandic: Fjall


Bread German: Brot Low Saxon: Broot Old English: Bread Dutch: Brood Afrikaans: Brood Frisian: Bole/Brea Scots: Brede Faroese: Breyð Old Norse: Brauð Danish: Brød Norwegian: Brød Swedish: Bröd Icelandic: Brauð


To Be German: Sein Low Saxon: Sennen Old English: Béon Dutch: Zijn Afrikaans: Wees Frisian: Weze Scots: Be Faroese: Vera Old Norse: Vera Danish: Være Norwegian: Være Swedish: Vara Icelandic: Vera


To Read German: Lesen Low Saxon: Läsen Old English: Leornian Dutch: Lezen Afrikaans: Lees Frisian: Leze Scots: Rede/Reed Faroese: Lesa Old Norse: (Could not be found) Danish: Læse Norwegian: Lese Swedish: Läsa Icelandic: Lesa


Good German: Gut Low Saxon: Goot Old English: Gód Dutch: Goed Afrikaans: Goed Frisian: Goed Scots: Good/Gud Faroese: Góður Old Norse: Goð Danish: God Norwegian: God Swedish: God Icelandic: Góður


Bad German: Schlecht Low Saxon: Schlajcht Old English: Gódléas Dutch: Slecht Afrikaans: Slegte Frisian: Min Scots: Bad Faroese: Illur/Ringur Old Norse: Illr/Vándr Danish: Dårlig Norwegian: Dårlig/Slett Swedish: Illa/Dålig Icelandic: Illur/ Vondur

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