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- Why is the word for bread phonetically connected throughout many languages in the world?
- Answer requested
- by Tom Trifaro
- Hans-Georg Lundahl
- I speak two langs, Latin and Germanic. In a few dialects.
- Answered just now
- If you mean phonetically connected to “bread”, well, because English, German, diverse languages in Scandinavia, including my native Swedish, Dutch are all Germanic languages.
Similarily, Latin and a few more are all Romance languages.
Latin: panis / panem
Romanian: pâine (?)
Similarily there are Slavonic languages also sharing a word.
Croatian: kruh (odd one out)
Macedonian: леб (?)
Slovene: kruh (same oddity as Croatian)
Now these are called Fenno-Ugrian ones:
Hungarian: kenyér (odd one out)
(Can't find Sapmi on google translate)
Now, if you don’t know Comparative Linguistics, can you pick the odd one out between Germanic, Romance, Slavonic and Fenno-Ugrian, which one is NOT Indo-European, just by looking at the word for bread?