Is English Really a Germanic Language

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► Learn a language online with native teachers Special italki buy 1 get 1 free offer for Langfocus viewers we delve into the history of the English language and look at the Germanic Romance and other influences that have shaped the Modern English of today 439 to 450 theres an error the text should say Middle English not Modern English Both are true but at that moment Im talking about the changes from OE to Middle English Support Langfocus on Patreon thanks to BJ Peter DeLaCruz Michael Cuomo Nicholas Shelokov Sebastian Langshaw Brandon Gonzalez Brian Michalowski Adrian Zhang Vadim Sobolev Yixin Alfred Wong Raymond Thomas Simon Blanchet Ryan Marquardt Sky Vied Romain Paulus Panot Erik Edelmann Bennet James Zavaleta Ulrike Baumann Ian Martyn Justin Faist Jeff Miller Stephen Lawson Howard Stratton George Greene Panthea Madjidi Nicholas Gentry Sergios Tsakatikas Bruno Filippi Sergio Tsakatikas Qarion Pedro Flores Raymond Thomas Marco Antonio Barcellos Junior and David Beitler for their generous Patreon support Clarification regarding the word in A lot of people have commented saying that in is of Germanic origin which matches what I had previously thought When researching this video I looked up the etymology of in and read that its of Latin origin meaning into in on upon So I thought that it must have been one of the early borrowings into Germanic dialects that I mentioned in the video But I went back and checked the source again and I realized that the dictionary entry I was reading was for the PREFIX in- not the standalone word The standalone word has always existed in the Germanic language family And ultimately both the Germanic and Latin words come from the Proto-Indo-European word music 1 “Night Music” by Kevin MacLeod Main music 2 Electro Sketch by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license “Urban Tough” by Media Right Productions