A lot of English
words are very similar to German and did come from the same roots as German words. But German is hard to learn. Because it has so many dielects (spell?) If you saw the photo
of the Girl and guy eating the Rock Oysters in the link I gave in another post, They are both German. Stefan comes fromt he Black Forrestarea. Alex comes from somewhere else, I am not sure. But they often had aas much trouble trying to understand each other as they did us. It was most strange.
But then I suppose, we speak English, Ozies speak a different English, Americans speak something compleatly different
and yet it is supposed to be english. Our words maybe the same, but are also completely different at times.