When We All Spoke Danish

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Two thousand years ago, the English language and the Danish language were the same language. Since then they have drifted apart, moved towards each other and drifted apart again. By the year 500, the abandoned Roman province of Britannia contained at the lowest count 10,000 Germanic inhabitants and at the highest 200,000 Germanics inhabitants.

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The starting point of England was the arrival of West Germanic peoples in Britannia in the fifth century. Those West Germanics were Angles, Saxons and Jutes, all speaking relatively close versions of West Germanic. West Germanic is itself a version of the ancient Germanic language which had arrived with the Germanic peoples in north-west Europe about 1000 BC. Two thousand years ago, the English language and the Danish language were the same language. Since then they have drifted apart, moved towards each other and drifted apart again.

By the year 500, the abandoned Roman province of Britannia contained at the lowest count 10,000 Germanic inhabitants and at the highest 200,000 Germanics inhabitants. For the next three hundred years, the dialects of these peoples evolved in the steady, slow way that languages do evolve. Vocabulary expanded to take account of Christianity, and some speakers began to refer to their language as English, but it was not until the eighth century that a major change began to be made in the West Germanic of the British Isles. That change came with the impact of invaders in the ninth and tenth centuries.

These invaders were Germanic speaking people who came mainly from the territories that we now call Denmark, and the language they spoke we call North Germanic or Norse. They had advanced metal-working, ship-building and navigational techniques that made them view the world differently from many of the peoples on the North Sea coasts and in the British Isles. They perceived the sea as joining the scattered islands not separating them, and, since their population was expanding, they moved themselves and their families to create settlements in the Faroe, Shetland and Orkney Islands, in the lands that are now Britain, Ireland, and France, in Iceland and Greenland, in the Mediterranean Basin. They even migrated internally into Central Europe, taking river routes to set up kingdoms on the Volga.

The English Language and the Danish Language

[All of Scandinavia has been under Danish rule, West Sweden was known as East Denmark and North Germany has been Danish in the past. Denmark was ground zero for Germanic/White people!]

Map of the pre-Roman Iron Age in Northern Europe showing cultures associated with Proto-Germanic, c. 500 BC. The area of the preceding Nordic Bronze Age in Scandinavia is shown in red; magenta areas towards the south represent the Jastorf culture of the North German Plain.

List of ancient Germanic peoples – Wikipedia

Migration of AnglesSaxons and Jutes towards Britannia, today’s England, and their settlement in the 5th and 6th centuries AD.

List of ancient Germanic peoples – Wikipedia

Danish language – Wikipedia

Germanic-speaking Europe – Wikipedia

Germanic languages – Wikipedia

Dannebrog holds the world record of being the oldest continuously used national flag.

Denmark

The Beginning of Denmark

The History of Denmark

Nationwide Genomic Study in Denmark Reveals Remarkable Population Homogeneity

Copenhagen: The Capital of All Nordic Countries and the Spiritual Capital for All Germanic People

About Germanic People

Proto-Germanic language

18 comments

  1. ᛋᛠᛉ · January 14, 2021

    Good stuff. Not a bad thing to read as I get done some lifts after work.

    Book I just read you might like is East Anglian Grammar. Older book, written around the same time as the Bojesen books I told you about. Anywho, it goes into (obviously) E. Anglia and Danish influence was still strong, even as of Shakespeare.

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    • Viking Life Blog · January 14, 2021

      Interesting, not the kind of thing we learn in puplic school.
      Rumor has it, that Shakespeare visited Denmark and was in Helsingør and saw Kronborg. Which led to Hamlet.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · January 14, 2021

        I’ve heard “weirder” (Wyrd) things. School in America is awful. Was bad before Common Core, now a lowest common denominator camp. Have to learn everything from the ground up if you want to know anything, tall order, easy to make mistakes.

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      • Viking Life Blog · January 14, 2021

        Similar to here. They lower the standard in puplic school to university, to include the invasives.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · January 14, 2021

        That sucks. When I worked security we had to give out pamphlets with cartoon warnings only, no words, because they can’t read. My favourite one was the one with the toaster being washed in the tub x’d out and the one with the bonfire in the open electric range stove being x’d out.

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      • Viking Life Blog · January 15, 2021

        lol, dindus.

        The Danish stat calls Arabs and Africans for ‘functionel analphabet’, because they perform so purely in school.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · January 15, 2021

        That’s some top grade ‘muh dikkin’ there.

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      • Viking Life Blog · January 15, 2021

        Check your spam box!

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · January 15, 2021

        Okay, will do.

        Like

      • ᛋᛠᛉ · January 15, 2021

        Says I don’t have any, from anyone with a handle I recognize.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · January 15, 2021

        Found it, my bad. Don’t check spam often.

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      • Viking Life Blog · January 15, 2021

        It seems as if, more comment goes to spam. Maybe, because there are more spam attacks then before.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · January 15, 2021

        Russian bots, I’m tellin ya.

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      • Viking Life Blog · January 15, 2021

        Correct-o.

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  2. vᚻællKᚱᛁᛗvosᛏ · January 14, 2021

    Reblogged this on Vermont Folk Troth.

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  4. The Neo-Nordicist · April 14

    It’s worth mentioning that that North Germanic peoples are mostly genetically different in a non-variable way compared to non-Germanic peoples because the ability for irides to reflect light via turbid media filled with suspended particles instead of melanocyte deposits as well as hair whose color comes from the bright yellow color of sulfur unlike the non-sulfur-based hair color found among most non-Germanic people with a few exceptions.

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    • Viking Life Blog · April 15

      I just found your comment in the spam folder.

      It’s not a topic, that I know of.

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