- Hyphenation: Lim‧bur‧gish
Proper noun Edit
- A Germanic language or dialect continuum spoken near the common border between the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
Usage notes Edit
- In the Netherlands, Limburgish has been recognised as a regional or minority language. However, this has been criticised by linguists of e.g. the Dutch Language Union because Limburgish is considered a part of Low Franconian.
- The south-eastern borders of Limburgish are fairly well defined by the limits of the High German consonant shift (maken-machen line); though note that this definition excludes the Central Franconian dialects of Kerkrade and Vaals. The north-western borders, however, are variously defined by different isoglosses (ik-ich line; tonality; High German-like split of Germanic *au; [uː], [oː] for Germanic *ū, *ō; and others).
the Germanic language
See also Edit
- Wiktionary’s coverage of Limburgish terms
- Appendix:Limburgish Swadesh list for a Swadesh list of basic vocabulary words in Limburgish