Germanic

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Name

The term Germanic was derived from German using the family suffix -ic.

An alternative name is

Composition

Validity of grouping

The validity of Germanic has been well established on phonological, morphological and lexical grounds at least since Grimm 1819, which was one of thee earliest comprehensive historical-comparative accounts of a language family.

Classification

Validity of classification

The Indo-European affiliation of Germanic has been well established since Bopp 1818, which established the Indo-European family. It has never been in doubt.

Link

Germanic languages in English Wikipedia

References

  • Bopp 1818...
  • Grimm, Jacob. 1819. Deutsche Grammatik.