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Reading 4 Questions Maddie Kamin 1. English and German languages are said to be genetically related because they both come from the same “parent” language 2. Two dialects develop from one language because of “sound shift whose spread is limited”. Sound shift occur from a change in the languages’ phonological system that affect certain sounds, not words. Dialect among different regions also occurs. When this happens it is because of the “natural linguistic phenomenon of sound change”. These changes in sound occur naturally when language is too far to spread. Often time’s dialects can turn into separate languages over a long period of time. 3. The F-P correspondence between English in romance languages shows a regular sound correspondence. Both English and French came from the Indo-
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