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A history of the German language

with special reference to the cultural and social forces that shaped the standard literary language

by John T. Waterman

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Published by University of Washington Press in Seattle .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • German language -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John T. Waterman.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 284 p. :
    Number of Pages284
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13589000M
    ISBN 100295738073

    The man encounters romances, strange living situations and more. However, there is great value in continuing to study the history of the language to better understand how changes occurred and how they might occur in the future. This language was based on Eastern Upper and Eastern Central German dialects and preserved much of the grammatical system of Middle High German unlike the spoken German dialects in Central and Upper Germany that at that time had already begun to lose the genitive case and the preterite. During the early Middle Ages, the West Germanic languages were separated by the insular development of Middle English on one hand and by the High German consonant shift on the continent on the other, resulting in Upper German and Low Saxonwith graded intermediate Central German varieties.

    Salmons touches on the background of migrations and on the earliest texts, but the chapters on Indo-European and Germanic necessarily centre on phonetics and phonology. At the same time, being able to access books on a smaller device like a Kindle or iPad can be super convenient, and resources like VitalSource make it possible to shop for German learning books with exactly that kind of convenience in mind. However, most cities were primarily German at least during the early part of the century, such as Prague, Budapest, Bratislava, Zagreb German: Agramand Ljubljana German: Laibachthough they were surrounded by territory where other languages were spoken. In many languages, the modified vowels are indicated with a diaeresis e.

    Without proper rendering supportyou may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters. It is documented from the 9th century until the 12th century, when it evolved into Middle Low German. At this time, people in urban northern Germanywho spoke dialects very different from Standard German, learnt it almost as a foreign language and tried to pronounce it as close to the spelling as possible. Prescriptive pronunciation guides of that time considered northern German pronunciation to be the standard. For example, I had many fun and interesting experiences with various German dialects while living in southern Germany. This system is developed in OHG but with some variability.


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Imagine walking through the streets of Munich in August. By early modern times, the span had extended into considerable differences, ranging from Highest Alemannic in the South to Northern Low Saxon in the North, and, although both extremes are considered German, they are hardly mutually intelligible.

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