Posted: Mar 12, 2020 11:02 pm
by Nevets
Svartalf wrote:
Not at all, we know old Saxon, High Old German and Low Old German, and they exhibited very specific differences from Old Norse. Norse is definitely NOT the ancestor of Westic and Ostic Germanic languages, even if it's in the same extended family.

What you are saying is actually correct.
There are two directions Germanic comes from.
Proto, which is scandinavian, and Indo
The other form of Germanic, that came through Italy, was Indo-european.
Derived from India.
The Indos were everywhere at one time

The Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family

Latin also comes from Indo, which is evidence that there was possibly an Indo invasion of Italy at somepoint in history.

Latin (lingua latīna, IPA: [ˈlɪŋɡʷa laˈtiːna]) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.