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Is English Really a Germanic Language?

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Today 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.

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@4:39 to 4:50 there's an error: the text should say "Middle English" not "Modern English". Both are true, but at that moment I'm talking about the changes from OE to Middle English.

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**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 it's 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 ProtoIndoEuropean word "en".**

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Music:

Main music 1: “Night Music” by Kevin MacLeod.
Main music 2:
Electro Sketch by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty...
Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Outro: “Urban Tough” by Media Right Productions.

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