High German

  • (noun): The standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic.
    Synonyms: German, German language

Some articles on high german, german:

Hayden (given Name)
... The name is derived from the Middle High German heiden, and from the Old High German heidano ... and which shares a common West Germanic root with the Old High German heidano ...
Meldorf Fibula - Inscription - Interpretations
... cognates and related words would include Old Saxon and Old High German hīwa, "spouse" Old Saxon and Old High German hīwiski, "family" Old Saxon hīwian and Old High German hīwan, "to marry" Gothic heiwa- in heiwa-fr ...
List Of Portuguese Words Of Germanic Origin - Old High German
... see banco= bench below banco= bench from Old High German banc "bench, board" banco= bank from French banque "bank", from Italian banca "bench, money changer's table", from ...
High German Consonant Shift - Other Changes - þ/ð→d (Phase 4)
... This is distinctive in that it also affects Low German and Dutch ... In early Old High German, as in Old Dutch and Old Saxon, the voiceless and voiced dental fricatives þ and ð stood in allophonic relationship (as did f/v and s/z), with þ in final ... late enough that unshifted forms are to be found in the earliest Old High German texts, and thus it can be dated to the 9th or 10th century ...
Franconian Languages - Historical Views of The Linguistic Concept and Meaning of "Franconian" - Old Frankish
... his writing they were referred to as "Old High German" speakers, at another, "Old Dutch" speakers, and at another "Old French" speakers ... century the concept of Old Frankish, the ancestor language of Dutch, German, and the Frankish words in Old French had been firmly established ... which at one end of its spectrum became Old Dutch, and at the other, Old High German, threw a shadow into neighboring England, even though the word "Franconian", covering the same material, was already firmly in ...

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    Everything ponderous, viscous, and solemnly clumsy, all long- winded and boring types of style are developed in profuse variety among Germans—forgive me the fact that even Goethe’s prose, in its mixture of stiffness and elegance, is no exception, being a reflection of the “good old time” to which it belongs, and a reflection of German taste at a time when there still was a “German taste”Ma rococo taste in moribus et artibus.
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    Alice Sterling Honig (20th century)