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date: 15 April 2024


Garner's Modern English Usage

Bryan Garner

Although the English language is known as a Germanic language (evolving from Anglo-Saxon) and has a basic Germanic syntax, it has not borrowed as heavily from the modern German vocabulary as it has from the Romance languages Latin and French. Even so, the German contribution has been significant. Among the more frequent Germanicisms in English are these, all of which can be found even in abridged English dictionaries:... ...

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