Sun 18 Aug, 2019 02:43 am
Do English and Swedish have other examples of sh -> sk accordance: **** -> skit, shall -> skall, shame -> skam, sharp -> skarp, shift -> skift, shake -> skaka?
Most of the languages in Europe are called "Germanic" and many of them are merely varying accents or dialects of German. Martin Luther collected enough common words from all the dialects to compose an entire bible. He called the language "High German" and it is still recognized today. So it is not surprising that you notice a lot of resemblances, and many of those resemblances are in fact descended from some common dialect of German.
At the same time, the western world has gone through a great many alphabets. So it is no surprise to find similarities, but that has very little practical meaning. For instance in English we have thee, thou, ye and you, but they are all the same word, just different alphabets.