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adoarns commented on the word sprachbund
Actually, I understand sprachbund as a collection of languages which exhibit similarity derived from their close association, and not from genetic history.The existence of sprachbunds is one of the prime differences of linguistic evolution from biological evolution (discounting the rather large corner case of bacterial conjugation).
December 18, 2007
misterpolly commented on the word sprachbund
Presumably a group of people linked by a common language. Why does it have to be in German? German words always sound so heart-achingly, mind-bendingly philosophical.