Talk:West Germanic

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Rfv-sense: A hypothetical, reconstructed ancestor language of the West Germanic languages. Wouldn't that be, uh, Proto-West Germanic? -- Prince Kassad 23:55, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

google books:"descended from West Germanic" gets several hits that seem to be using it this way. —RuakhTALK 00:29, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
Some seem to be referring to the language family sense, which we ironically don't have. -- Prince Kassad 00:33, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
Some, perhaps, but not all. It's hard to see how one could describe German as "descended from West Germanic", for example — as three of the hits do — if one means the language family, since that would seem to imply that German is no longer part of that language family. —RuakhTALK 00:50, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
Cited. I decided I was too lazy to look for other searches besides the above-linked, so I just added three of those. Leasnam (talkcontribs) has added the more usual sense, and I've rewritten this sense to refer to that one. —RuakhTALK 16:47, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

RFV passed.RuakhTALK 01:00, 13 February 2011 (UTC)