Are Germanic Languages Middle Eastern?

German philologist Theo Vennemann is the best-known exponent of the Germanic-as-Semitic theory. His views are controversial, but have survived heavy scrutiny while so many other theories have been debunked.
Germanic’s native script may have come from farther afield than Italy. Just as we call our script an alphabet because the first two Greek letters are alpha and beta, futhark comes from the script’s first few letters.

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Sam Quillen

Sam Quillen

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Former linguistics student; current investment bank analyst who sometimes thinks about something other than spreadsheets