Gothic is supposedly the oldest known Germanic language. Although a few texts remain (deciphered, of course), the language is extinct. ALL Eastern Germanic languages are extinct as well... with a few exceptions regarding surviving texts.
I am trying to trace the evolution from Gothic to German. Does anyone know any surviving languages that might have evolved directly from Gothic that I could study? I was thinking of Gutnish but I also know Gutnish is most related to Swedish.
Any resources for people interesting in studying Gutnish? It isn't extinct, is it?
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