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Betrachten wir mal das Wort Schule. Das wurde aus dem lateinischen schola abgeleitet, was wiederum vom griechischen σχολή abstammt. Das englische Wiktionary nennt Aussprachen aus unterschiedlichen Epochen: (5th BC Attic): IPA: /skʰolɛ͜ɛ́/ (1st BC Egyptian): IPA: /skʰoléː/ (4th AD Koine): IPA: /sxolí/ (10th AD Byzantine): IPA: /skolí/ (15th AD ...
Well, apparently the authorship of Shakespeare's plays is debated. Or is it? Let's ignore it for the moment and assume that it can rightfully be discounted (which seems at least likely from the facts). There is no single German writer's opus that comes close to Shakespeare's. So while the statement in your quote could be considered correct, as it is ...
Grimm's Law: over time, sounds degrade to the row below... G D B K T P Ch Th F I've read that in modern Arabic, words beginning with P are loan-words, as all native words that once began with P now begin with an F. There are plenty of examples between Latin and English where P -> F: pater -- father pisces -- fish
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