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Subject: Re: Tibba and question about the history of the English and German language
Author: Rene   (Authenticated as Rene)
Date: January 28, 2012 at 12:11:31 PM
Reply to: Tibba and question about the history of the English and German language by Swiff
If you have a look at the following two Wikipedia articles:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_High_German
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_English_language
you will see that the two languages probably started to diverge in earnest around 500 AD.

But it also becomes clear that only very few written material is available today from that period, and because of this there are considerable uncertainties involved.

Put on top of that a lot of people wandering all over Europe in those centuries, and your question probably becomes quite impossible to answer...

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