Luxembourgish edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek κοινή (koinḗ), through German Koine (also Koiné) and French koinè.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /koi̯ˈneː/, [koɪ̯ˈneː]

Noun edit

Koiné f (plural Koinéen)

  1. koine (standard language that evolves naturally through dialect mixing)

Proper noun edit

Koiné f

  1. A learned term for standard or general Luxembourgish, which developed, after the creation of modern Luxembourg in 1839, on the basis of the dialect of Luxembourg City, but with avoidance of certain peculiar or less valued features of the latter.