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Like the concrete wall, the word wall divides Europe linguistically.

Wall of words: the Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall was built on 13 August 1961. Like the concrete wall, the word wall divides Europe linguistically. Some European languages, like German and French, form their words for wall from the Latin murus. So the German for Berlin Wall is die Berliner Mauer. English, Irish, and other languages use another Latin word, vallum, […]

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