The article about the German language in German replaced with English cognates. If a cognate doesn’t exist, I tried to create one that is as close to what the real one would be if it existed
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The article translated into English
The German Language or German shortened to Dt., Dtsch., is a West Germanic language.
Its usage area includes Germany, Austria, German Switzerland, Liechenstenstein, Luxembourg, East Belgium, Southern Tirol, Alsace and Lorraine as well as North Schleswig. Besides this, it is a minority language in a few european and outside european countries, such as Romanian and South Africa, as well as a national language in african Namibia.
The standard language, Standard German, consists of standard varities of the common German lingua francas brought together. The german usage area consisted originally of only a multitude of high german and low german dialects, which are themselves connected by being part of the continental west germanic dialect continuum.
Germanistics is the academic discipline in the Humanities where the german language and german language literature in its current and historical forms is researched, documented and disseminated.
Cognates vs translation
Cognates are words that share a common ancestor. For example, “Zweig” comes from Proto Germanic *twīgą as does Modern English “twig”.
“Zweig” can mean both “branch” and “twig”, but the English cognate has lost one of those meanings.
Cognates sometimes diverge a lot over time, such as “merry” being cognate with Ancient Greek “βρᾰχῠ́ς (brakhús) which means “arm”.
Other times two cognates have the same meaning as in English “ship” and German “Schiff”.
Translation, on the other hand, seeks to translate the meaning of the original, and using words that are merely etymologically related is a minor concern. Translation often changed the whole sentence to make sure the sense is carried across.