Grimm’s Law & Verner’s Law

Grimm’s law (also known as the First Germanic Sound Shift) is a set of sound laws describing the Proto-Indo-European (PIE) stop consonants as they developed in Proto-Germanic in the 1st millennium BC. First systematically put forward by Jacob Grimm but previously remarked upon by Rasmus Rask, it establishes a set of regular correspondences between early Germanic stops, fricatives, and the stop consonants of certain other centum Indo-European languages.

Read more at Wikipedia

Verner’s law describes a historical sound change in the Proto-Germanic language whereby consonants that would usually have been the voiceless fricatives *f, *þ, *s, *h, *, following an unstressed syllable, became the voiced fricatives *β, *ð, *z, *ɣ, *ɣʷ. The law was formulated by Karl Verner, and first published in 1877.

Read more at Wikipedia

Related image

When We All Spoke Danish

About Germanic People

List of ancient Germanic peoples

Proto-Germanic language

Why does Old English sound like Danish?

English Words with Old Norse Origins

The North Germanic Languages of the Nordic Nations

Nynorsk and Bokmål: Why are there two ways to write Norwegian?

Bornholmsk Dialect

Scanian Dialect

Anglish – What if English Were 100% Germanic?

Why Danish sounds funny to Scandinavians

Isolated People in Sweden Used Runes Up Until The 20th Century

Scandinavians, Why Do They All Have the Same Name?

The German Language

How to tell apart Danish, German and Dutch

How to tell apart Dutch, Afrikaans and Frisian

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s