If you are one of these, Italians would call you a “tedesco”. If you are one of these, Hungarians would call you a “Nemet” and in Czech Republic, a “Němčina”
In Norway, a “Tysk”, in Finland a “Saksa” (probably derived from Saxon) and in Lithuania, you would be a “Vokietijos”
My word! Or should I say, my many words!
So what am I then?
That’s right. All these wonderful exotic and etymologically varies words mean “German” in the respective tongues I mention above.
As a etymological hobbyist, I find that this variation of the national adjectival form to be quite unusual and will be the subject of private study- the results of which I will post here in the near future.
To be continued…..