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Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:21 pm
The Swedish verb försvinna
) was actually borrowed from German in the middle ages.
The pronunciation still is sufficiently similar that a speaker of one of the languages would easily understand it if uttered in the other one.
Another interesting cognate is Gewehr and gevär (rifle).
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Another interesting example (because of the film and novella) is "gräns" and "Grenze".
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