What Germanic Language Should You Learn?

Do you speak any Germanic languages? Trick question! If you can read this, that means you speak the most widely spoken Germanic language: English

I grew up in a household that spoke a few Germanic languages from time to time (English of course, but also Norwegian, German, and Swedish). Even though I have been exposed to Germanic languages a lot, I find them difficult to learn compared to Romance languages like French and Spanish. I keep trying!

To help me and anyone else interested in Germanic languages, I wrote a new quiz: What Germanic Language Should You Learn? Let me know what you think of your result 🙂


What Germanic Language Should You Learn?

What do you think?

4 thoughts on “What Germanic Language Should You Learn?

    1. kari Post author

      I like it! You know, I resisted writing this quiz for a long time because I thought the results would just be very similar (like Swedish vs Danish or something). I was thrilled to discover Old English and Gothic as Germanic languages 🙂

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  1. Josh

    You Should Learn Gothic

    You are not necessarily a goth, but you are drawn to the more mysterious side of life, especially if ancient texts are involved.
    You are the type of person who likes to delve deep into history and research. An extinct, little known language appeals to you, just for the discovery factor alone.

    You may not be able to speak Gothic with anyone, and you’re okay with that. You’re more excited by the possibility of helping reconstruct this very old language.
    You are always eager to learn more about the context of the world, and for you, this means going way back in time.

    And some Old English and some Afrikaans. And I actually am interested in the gothic subculture.

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