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29 December 2012

Was there a largely-unknown, separate subfamily of Indo-Europeans ensconced between Germanics & Celts?


Published, edited, formatted & images added by Kenneth S. Doig
(From Wikipedia)
The Nordwestblock (English: "Northwest-block"), is a hypothetical cultural region, that several 20th century scholars propose as a prehistoric culture, thought to be roughly bounded by the rivers Meuse, Elbe, Somme and Oise (the present-day Netherlands, Belgium, northern France and western Germany). 



21 August 2012

Evolution of PGmc (Proto-Germanic)




PUBLISHED, EDITED, FORMATTED, IMAGES ADDED & ANNOTATIONS (IN RED) BY KENNETH S. DOIG
(from netHelper)




Proto-germanic (PGmc), or commongermanic, as it is sometimes known, is the hypothetical common ancestor (proto-language) of all the germanic (Gmc) languages such as modern english, dutch, afrikaans, german, danish, norwegian, icelandic, faroese, and swedish. The PGmc language is not directly attested by any surviving texts but has been reconstructed using the comparative-method. 
Map of the nordic bronze-Age 
culture, ca. 1200 BC
However, a few surviving inscriptions in a runicscript from

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