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Yes, I highly suspect I'd do better with Gothic than
Corsican, though of course I can't be certain since
I've never compared.  Old English would help a lot,
being another ancient Germanic language.

Rachel

 --- Adam Walker <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >
> Well, I chose Gothic precisely because it is another
> branch since she has studied West and North Germanic
> langs.  And I chose Corsican because it's obsucre
> and has some interesting spelling conventions.
>
> Adam
>  Joe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:I'm not sure if Gothic
> is the same. It's quite far removed from both
> Swedish(North Germanic), English, and German(both
> West Germanic)
>
>
> Šesi Adam Walker:
> >So if I handed you a text in Gothic and one in
> corsican you figure you'd
> come closer to understanding the Gothic text? Well
> with 4 Germanic langs (I
> count >English and OE as 2 langs) under your belt I
> guess it makes sense.
> >
> >Adam
> >Rachel Klippenstein wrote:
> >--- Adam Walker wrote:
> >>Has anyone (English L1) else
> >> found it astounding how much easier it is to
> >> decipher a text in an unfamilar Romance lang than
> a
> >> text in an unfamiliar Germanic lang? Perhaps I
> >> should first ask, do others find it easier to
> >> decipher Romance?
> >>
> >> Adam
> >>
> >>I find it easier to decipher Germanic languages
> than
> >>Romance ones. That probably has to do with the
> fact
> >>that I have studied quite a bit of German and also
> >>some Swedish and Old English, but essentially no
> >>Romance languages, so I have more Germanic
> background
> >>to draw on.
>
> >>Rachel

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