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Calque of German Rheinfränkisch.

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Rhine Franconian

  1. one of two main subgroups of the West Central German dialects; spoken in Hesse, the southeastern half of Rhineland-Palatinate, northernmost Baden-Württemberg, and traditionally in Lorraine (France); distinguished from Central Franconian by the use of das (that) and was (what), and the pronunciation of Germanic -β- as a stop [p] when now in coda position.

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