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Old 27th March 2014, 21:46   #34
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Originally Posted by steep5 View Post
I do not mean to sound like a snob, but I thought I would point out the (apparently not so) obvious; English is a Germanic language. That explains the numerous amount of cognitives between the languages–including the word "Kognativ".

In my opinion, German should be the easiest language for a native English speaker to learn.

In the USA, it makes more sense to learn Spanish. Don't count German out, however; if you wish to go into international business, German is still a very useful language!
I do not mean to sound like a snob, but I think you will find that German and English share 'cognate' not because English is a Germanic language but because the cultural histories of both Great Britain and Germany owe a great deal to classical civilizations and, therefore, Latin.
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