How long has the German language been around ? 500-1250 AD
- German alphabet has 30 letters.
- These dots on the ä, ö, ü letters and ß (two ss)
- German is the most widely used mother tongue in the European Union.
- Old High German dates back to 8th Century and is similar in many respects to Anglo-Saxon.
- German is written and read from left to right.
- German words can become overwhelmingly long.