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Typical linguistic features of Germanic languages include:
- They are tense-poor. English for example, has two tenses.
- They are case-poor, compared to PIE. English, for example, has mostly lost its case system.
- They have Germanic strong and weak verbs:
- They have dative shift.
The historical origin and geographic centre of Germanic languages tends to be in Northern Europe, though English has spread worldwide.