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Re: [Mgs] Common Language

To: Simon Matthews <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Common Language
From: David Breneman <>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 12:35:16 -0800 (PST)
--- On Thu, 1/8/09, Simon Matthews <> wrote:

> Are you sure about that -- I have heard that the German
> language is a
> decendent of Sanscrit (the origin of most Indian 
> languages).

All European languages are descended from Proto-Indo-European,
including Sanskrit.  I don't know offhand which modern
languages came through Sanskrit and which didn't.  But the
split of German and French occurred thousands of years later.
BTW, it was Karl's grandsons, not his sons (he had only one
heir) who divided the Holy Roman Empire into what later
became France and Germany.  Sorry for skipping a generation.
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