Frankish language

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Frankish language is a comprehensive term for westGermanic languages and Frankish dialects, which have their historical medieval origin in the east of the Frankish realm. In addition count:

  1. Niederfränki, that the Netherlands language, Africa to and their dialects covers;
  2. All languages and dialects of the westCentral German;
  3. The high-German dialects in the transient area from the Central German to the upper-German language area.

Among linguists there are very different views over it whether and to what extent the Frankish languages and dialects actually represent a “language family “. In addition - up to now missing - the proof would have to succeed that the today's Frankish developed languages and dialects languagehistorically from an original Frankish ( see under “Franconia ( people) “) in languagecomparative investigations.

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languages and groups of dialects the Frankish

Frankish is the only group of dialects, which extends over all three German linguistic areas:

Frankish in the Niederdeut

Frankish in the westCentral German

Frankish in the transient area between central and upperGerman

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