In a quest to give you a headstart in German this booklet explains the similarities between various European languages and how to use this knowledge to boost your German.
Let us take you on a fascinating linguistic detective journey through centuries in Mid-Europe – the Celts, Romans, The Norman Conquest, the Middle Ages. Here we will explore where history, geography, language and culture come together, how words witness history, reflect social change, and remind us of our past.
The book will give you a close look at the evolution of the Germanic and Romance languages and discover the similarities among them, how they evolved from one another and how they influenced each other.
Based on intercomprehension – looking at the similarities of languages – we want you to come away with a great insight into the vocabulary and grammar and with the knack to transform words from English into German!
Let us give you the tools to systematically recognise, decode, decifer and finally guess well what you already have in your own language inventory and what you can benefit from and build up upon, right from the very beginning.