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  • proper n. North Sea Germanic, a postulated grouping of the West Germanic languages that comprises Old Frisian, Old English and Old Saxon.


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  • What it instead indicates is that there were three "nodes", three centers of change, three wave sources, in the West Germanic dialect continuum: Ingvaeonic, Franconian, and German.

    The PIE and Pre-PIE pronominal system from the perspective of a wave model

  • Germans will therefore ridiculously refer to Low German as a dialect of High German, even though they're not even particularly closely related (Low German is Ingvaeonic, and more closely related to English than it is High German).

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