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Origin of current order pattern in English/German

The Wikipedia article on Dutch quotes the following examples of Old, Middle and Modern Dutch: Irlôsin sol an frithe sêla mîna fan thên thia ginâcont mi, wanda under managon he was mit mi (Old Dutch) ...
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Why do some Proto-Germanic nouns end with *-az?

We can tell that the ending *-az existed in Proto-Germanic on the basis of direct attestation, internal comparative, external comparative, and loanword evidence. This ending is directly attested in ...
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