The Germanic Mosaic: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Society

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higher cultural niveau, a superstratum, and that after leaving the lexical and phonological traces, they merged into the Finnish majority.

Evidence from both Finnish archaeology and linguistics indicates that the contacts between the Finnic and Germanic peoples began much earlier than is commonly supposed in Germanic literature, that the contacts were very close, that the peoples lived in the same communities, and that there must have been significant bilingualism resulting in an absorption of a Germanic supserstratum into a Finnish majority. Indeed, though I haven't seen it suggested in print, one might say that Finnish is a germanicized Finno-Ugric language. This scenario is quite different from what one finds in most Germanic literature. There cannot be two widely divergent pictures of the "truth"; Germanic scholars do need to consider seriously the results of scholarship in neighboring disciplines.


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