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 Wikipedia: Low Saxon language
Low Saxon (in Low Saxon, Plattdüütsch, Nedderdüütsch or Neddersassisch) is any of a variety of Low German dialects spoken in northern Germany and the Netherlands.
The distinction between Low Saxon, East Low German and Low Franconian (on one side) or High German (on the other side) is not precisely defined; there are several clines that vary smoothly from one dialect to another.
Low Saxon was once much more widespread than today, being used as a lingua franca throughout the Baltic Sea region, under the influence of the Hanseatic League.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/l/lo/low_saxon_language.html   (477 words)

 Encyclopedia: Low Saxon language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Northern Low Saxon (in Low Saxon, Nordneddersassisch or Platt) is a Low Saxon dialect.
Low Saxon used to be the language of the medieval Hanseatic (Hansa) Trading League that began in the mid-13th century as a protective alliance of several port cities along the shores of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
Low Saxon works are still being published in Germany and in the Netherlands, particularly short stories and poetry, virtually never anything even vaguely "technical" and rarely anything "serious." However, there is quite a number of Low Saxon works of high literary value, including non-traditional prose and poetry.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Low-Saxon-language   (1507 words)

 Encyclopedia: Frisian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Frisian is a Germanic language, or group of closely related languages, spoken by around half a million members of an ethnic group living on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany.
The West Frisian language (Frysk) is a language spoken mostly in the province of Fryslân in the north of the Netherlands.
Frisian is officially recognized and protected as a minority language in Germany and the Netherlands.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Frisian-language   (789 words)

 Northern Low Saxon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Northern Low Saxon (in Low Saxon, Noordneddersassisch) is a West Low German dialect.
It is considered to be "Standard Low Saxon" within Germany because it is spoken and understood in a huge central area including most of Lower Saxony, Bremen, Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein.
The other subdialects are East Frisian Low Saxon, Emslänner Platt, Heidjerisch, a subdialect spoken East of Bremen and a subdialect in Bremen and West of Bremen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Northern_Low_Saxon_language   (368 words)

 Wikinfo | Frisian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Frisian consists of several dialects, which are very often mutually unintelligible.
Most Frisian speakers live in the Netherlands, primarily in the province of Friesland (Fryslân in Frisian) where their number is about 440,000.
In Germany, there are about 2,000 speakers of Frisian in the Saterland region of Lower Saxony, the Saterland's marshy fringe areas having long protected Frisian speech there from pressure by the surrounding Low German and High German languages.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Frisian_language   (624 words)

 Station Information - East Frisian Low Saxon
East Frisian Low Saxon, and Emslandic is a Low Saxon dialect spoken in northwestern Lower Saxony.
Although an eastern dialect of the Frisian is spoken by about 2000 People in the Saterland region, East Frisian Low Saxon is unrelated to Frisian.
The East Frisian Low Saxon differs from the Northern Low Saxon language by
www.stationinformation.com /encyclopedia/e/ea/east_frisian_low_saxon.html   (210 words)

 DIALECT DESCRIPTIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Their Low German dialect tends to use "i" instead of "ie":tid (tied, time) and min (mien, mine), as well as the 'k' sound for "ch", as in the "-ken" diminutive ending in betken (beten, little bit).
In the east it is influenced by the Bremen and Heide dialects.
The various Low German dialects in the area east of the Elbe River are of relatively recent origin.
www.iserv.net /~bsman/dialect_descriptions.htm   (2856 words)

 JH Prospectus: Frisian background
East Friesland comprised the area stretching from the Ems to the Weser rivers along the North Sea coast, Middle Friesland included the modern Dutch provinces of Friesland and coastal Groningen up to the Ems, and West Friesland covered the northern section of the modern province of Noord-Holland.
Most of it got caught in the pincer movement of its expanding neighbors, that of the Saxons who were moving up into their north and west, and the Franks who were pushing into the north and east.
These modern West Frisian dialects, the East Frisian of Saterland, and the North Frisian of the Jutland peninsula and nearby islands are not mutually intelligible.
www.germanic.ucla.edu /grads/jharvey/prospectus/frisian.htm   (1323 words)

 East Frisian Low Saxon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
East Frisian Low Saxon, is a West Low German dialect spoken in the Eastern Friesland peninsula of northwestern Lower Saxony.
A lot of people although not being active speakers of Low German are able to understand it to some extent.
The dialects spoken in East Frisia are closely related to those spoken in the Dutch province of Groningen (Grunnegs, Grünnigs) and in Northern Drenthe (Noordenvelds).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/East_Frisian_Low_Saxon   (465 words)

 MavicaNET - Frisian Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
North Frisian is spoken along the North Sea coast of Germany and on the Frisian Islands, and East Frisian is spoken farther inland in NW Germany.
Frisians were a wary and terrible nation, according to ancient sources, and a headache of all conquerors.
Frisian is a West Germanic language (see characterisation of the Germanic language family) which is spoken by about 400,000 people in the province of Friesland in the Netherlands.
www.mavicanet.com /lite/nor/1366.html   (595 words)

 Old Saxon, Frisian, Bavarian, Thuringian, and Early Anglo-Saxon (DBA II/73)
The Saxons from northern Germany crossed the North Sea and English Channel to raid the Kentish coast.
During this time there is little doubt that these Saxons were telling their families and compatriots back in Germany of the "easy" pickings in Briton with the absence of the Roman legion garrisons.
At its greatest extent, Thuringia stretched from the Elbe in the east to the Weser river in the west and southward to the Danube.
www.fanaticus.org /DBA/armies/II73.html   (1372 words)

Frisian is a contemporary West Germanic language spoken in the Netherlands and Germany.
Low did not understand the language, so the transcription may not be very accurate.
Lombardic was the East Germanic language of the Germanic-speaking people who invaded and settled in Italy in the sixth century C.E. It is said that Lombardic participated in the so-called second sound shift which is primarily attested in High German.
www.hum.uit.no /a/svenonius/lingua/history/history_3.html   (3160 words)

 LINGUIST List 14.242: Lang Description: Matras, Reershemius
Low German dialects continued nonetheless to be the dominant vernaculars in rural communities of northern Germany until a generation ago.
Low German is now an endangered language, with few fluent speakers among the younger generations, and only very rare cases of children acquiring it as a first language.
The description is based on the dialect of the Krummhorn community, a cluster of rural settlements in Germany's northwestern district of East Frisia on the north sea coast.
www.ling.ed.ac.uk /linguist/issues/14/14-242.html   (278 words)

 Low_Saxon_language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Plattd��tsch is the name for both the Low Saxon and the East Low German language.
The Low Saxon greeting formula ''Moin'' and its duplication ''MoinMoin'' gave the name for the WikiWiki MoinMoin Project http://moin.sourceforge.net/
There is a lot of information about the Low Saxon language to be found online.
q-basic.xodox.de /Low_Saxon_language   (868 words)

 East Frisian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Its last living variety, Saterland Frisian, is spoken in Saterland, Germany.
East Frisian Low Saxon, the Low German dialect spoken in East Frisia, Germany.
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/East_Frisian_language   (105 words)

 Ethnologue report for language code:nds
Northern Low Saxon, Eastphalian (Ostfaelisch, Ostfälisch), Mecklenburg-Anterior Pomerania (Mecklenburgisch-Vorpommersch), Mark-Brandenburg (Maerkisch-Brandenburgisch, Märkisch-Brandenburgisch, East Prussian).
The first three dialects listed are Western Low Saxon, the other two are Eastern Low Saxon.
Low Saxon varieties listed as separate entries in the Netherlands, where they have official status.
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=nds   (223 words)

 Diminutive - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Suffixation of the diminutive suffixes –chen and –lein to a finally stressed word stem causes umlaut of the stressed vowel.
In Dutch and in East Frisian Low Saxon, -je, -tje, and -pje are used as a diminutive suffix (e.g.
Diminutive, English Usage in General, Australian English, Other suffixes, Diminutives aside from Proper Nouns, Non-English languages with regular use of diminutive suffixes, German, Low Saxon and Dutch, Latin, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Czech, Russian, Turkish, Polish, Given names and Grammar.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Diminutive   (1356 words)

 East Frisian Low Saxon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Note: This page may contain IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode.
East Frisian Low Saxon differs from Northern Low Saxon by many details which are often Frisian heritage.
This page was last modified 10:01, 4 February 2006.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/East_Frisian_Low_Saxon   (465 words)

 Deutsch and Schwytzduetch | Antimoon Forum
Note that the "low" West Germanic languages can be further split into "continental" and "North Sea" (or "insular") branches, the former being Low Saxon, Dutch, West Flemish, and Afrikaans, and the latter being English, Scots, West Frisian, East Frisian, and North Frisian.
Of the "low" West Germanic languages, the closest to standard Hochdeutsch are Low Saxon and Dutch, but neither of these are inherently crossintelligible with it, even though they may superficially seem like such to someone who doesn't speak them.
But anyways, Dutch is not an offshoot of German per se, and is closer to Low Saxon, West Flemish, and Afrikaans than it is to it.
www.antimoon.com /forum/posts/8459.htm   (1399 words)

 Template:Requests for new languages/Saterlandic - Meta
It is an offshoot of Old Frisian and distinct from Westlauwer Frisian.
Not to be confused with Ostfriesland Low Saxon, which is often referred to as Ostfriesisch.
I think it will be valuable having a wikipedia in each of the main varieties of Frisian, even though the community is always likely to be small.
meta.wikimedia.org /wiki/Template:Requests_for_new_languages/Saterlandic   (473 words)

 math lessons - Northern Low Saxon language
But Northern Low Saxon is easily understood by speakers of these dialects.
It is formed without a prefix, as in English, Danish, Swedish, Norse and Frisian, but unlike German and Dutch and the Southern Low Saxon Language :
The diminuitive (-je) (Dutch and Eastern Frisian -tje, Eastphalian -ke, German -chen, Alemannic -le, li) is hardly used.
www.mathdaily.com /lessons/Standard_Low_Saxon   (325 words)

The Upper German dialects described are: Alamannic, Bavarian-Austrian, South Franconian, East Franconian, and Langobardic.
The Low German dialects described are: Low Franconian and Low Saxon.
This is a very nice page that gives information about Education in Low Saxon, the History of Low Saxon, and some Sound Differences between High German and Low Saxon.
web.uvic.ca /geru/472/472dialects.htm   (1555 words)

 i-Friesland: A Frisian language and Low Saxon/Platt links page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The majority of the Frisians in this area speak Low German or Saxon.
Online Frisian Course by Pyt Kramer - online West Frisian language lessons, including sound files, and also a short course on the Sater Frisian dialect (the creator informs me that he will be adding to this course shortly - so all you East Frisians - have a look)!
Frisian grammar book - the only Frisian grammar book written in English that I know about - you can order it online here.
www.i-friesland.com /links/language.htm   (245 words)

 Lowlands-L .:. a discussion group for people who share an interest in languages and cultures of the Lowlands
These are primarily Dutch, Zeelandic (Zeeuws, West Flemish), Frisian, Limburgish and Low Saxon (Low German).
Subscribing is for free, so click here to join the list.
In celebration of this anniversary we're bringing to you a Low Saxon folktale translated into a good number of Lowlands language varieties, both in written and in spoken form.
www.lowlands-l.net /index.php?page=links_nds   (421 words)

 Beowulf Resources (along with Anglo-Saxon, Old English, Germanic, Indo-European, & Mythological/Epic resources)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Lowlands-L - germanic languages of the low countries, e.g.
Vikings and Saxons Artefacts and Coins - dealer in Anglo-Saxon and Viking period artefacts
Wuffings East Anglia: Battle of Maldon [Sam Newton, Uni.
www.heorot.dk /beo-links.html   (4993 words)

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