German Features. Reference. Around the world , German is spoken by approximately 105 million native speakers and also by about 80 million non native speakers . Even when English is an universal language; German continues having and impact i n people communication
approximately 105 millionnativespeakers
and alsobyabout 80 millionnon nativespeakers.
Even when English is an universal language;
German continues having and impact
in people communication
German is a language that came from
Proto Indo European Languages even
the time this language continues keeping some of these language` features
In Germanall of thethreegenders of
theProto Indo EuropeanLanguages; themasculine, thefeminine,
It means that German language kept Proto Indo European features in order to get its own grammar aspects.
It is a little different from English language because in English we will find just masculine and feminine nouns. On the other hand; German classify some nouns as neuter.
Second position doesnotequalsecondword,.
It is a big difference between German Language and English language because in English the second position almost always is equal to a second word. However, in German a second position does not mean a second word at all .
It is other important difference between these two languages. All the German` nouns are capitalized but in English it is happening just for personification or at the beginning of one sentence .
It is a similarity between these two languages ; in this case
both of them have the same grammar feature
Links English by the direct object pronoun “her”, so it would be “I see her”, the same thing happens in GermanbetweenGerman
Voiceless sounds become voiced between vowels
In this example we can see how /b/ in “sieben” was replace by a voiced consonant /v/ in “seven” placing it between vowels. Also; there is not a lot of difference in pronunciation from German to English in this example
Stops become fricatives (under certain conditions) English by the direct object pronoun “her”, so it would be “I see her”, the same thing happens in German
This is other example how German is not totally different from English. The stop consonant /p / in “ship” was replaced by the consonants /ff/ which are fricative consonants. Also; the pronunciation is not different at all.
Consonants become voiceless at the end of words English by the direct object pronoun “her”, so it would be “I see her”, the same thing happens in German
Taking into account some similarities between modern English and German languages
I would like to say that this example shows how the final consonant became
Fricative in the German` word. At the same time; I would like to mention
that the pronunciation does not differ a lot
Getting a new structures English by the direct object pronoun “her”, so it would be “I see her”, the same thing happens in German
It is a very easy example in which we can see how a grammar feature changed getting a big difference. In German example we have just home joined word but we are able to understand it. On the other hand; in English example we get two new words expressing the same meaning that we understood from the German example
Cognates words English by the direct object pronoun “her”, so it would be “I see her”, the same thing happens in German
In this example we have the same word` base but there is a reconstruction and elimination of repetitive consonants in the German example. At the end we get the same word without some consonants