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The Germanic Languages are a branch stock of the Indo-European Languages. This stock itself branches out as shown below. +----Burgundian | +----East | | East----+----Gothic---------+----West | | | | | +----Gepid | +----Lombardic | | | +----Vandalic | | +----Frankish: mutated to French | | | | +----English | | |(Old, Middle, New) | | | | | | +----East | +----Ingaevonic-----+ | | | +----Frisian--------+----West | | |(Old, Middle, New) | | | | +----North West----+ | | | | +----Low Saxon---------Middle Low German----New Low German | | +----Low German-----+ | | (Old, Middle, New) | +----Dutch-Flemish Germanic--+ | +----Low Franconian----Middle Dutch----+ | | +----Afrikaans | | +----Alemannic | | | | | +----Franconian | +----High German----+ | (Old, Middle, New) +----Swabian | | | +----Yiddish | | +----Danish | | (Old, New) | | | +----East-----------+----Swedish | | | (Old, New) | | | | | +----Gutnish North----+ | +----Faroese | | | +----Icelandic +----West-----------+ +----Nynorsk +----Norwegian----+ | +----Bokmal +----Norn