Welcome to Iron Age Mutant!
The purpose of this blog is to highlight and explore some of the surprising, intriguing, confounding and amusing bridges between two sibling languages: English and German. While I am far from the first to write about this topic and certainly won’t be the last, I find that one of the primary purposes of blogging is to diversify the world via the influx of personal views, insights and opinions from all over the world. And I would like to add my own personal piece to this ever-growing mosaic of shared wisdom.
Why Iron Age Mutant?
It is commonly accept in linguistic circles that the proto-Germanic languages got their start when mankind was in the middle of figuring out how re-shape the world using little more than hard work and iron ore. But since then, these languages have changed, splintered, re-joined, formed and lost dialects, traveled with countless tribes all over the world and adapted to a changed world time and time again. In other words, they evolved. And what is evolution, if not mutation distilled?
Also, it (hopefully) is a silly and fun title. That has to count for something.