East Central German

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East Central German
Native to Germany
Region Thuringia, Saxony, Berlin, Brandenburg
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog None
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Central German dialects
  Thuringian (7)
  Upper Saxon (8)
  Erzgebirgisch (9)
  Lusatian (10)
  Berlin Brandenburgish (11)

East Central German is the eastern, non-Franconian sub-group of Central German dialects, themselves part of High German. Present-day Standard German as a High German variant[1] has actually developed from a compromise of East Central (especially Upper Saxon promoted by Johann Christoph Gottsched) and East Franconian German.

Dialects[edit]

East Central German is spoken in large parts of what is today known as the cultural area of Central Germany (Mitteldeutschland). It comprises:

and further:

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Keller, R. E. (1960) German Dialects: phonology and morphology. Manchester U. P.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ethnologue: East Middle German". Retrieved 2010-11-24.