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Middle High German

extinct Germanic language (circa 1050–1500)

Middle High German is the form of the German language spoken and written in the High Middle Ages. It is usually placed in the period between 1050 and 1350. It developed from Old High German and then developed into Early New High German.[2]

Middle High German
Diutsch
RegionCentral and southern Germany (south of the Benrath line), Austria and parts of Switzerland
EraHigh Middle Ages
Early form
Language codes
ISO 639-2gmh
ISO 639-3gmh
ISO 639-6mdgr
Glottologmidd1343[1]
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A page of the Manesse Codex, written in Middle High German

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Middle High German". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. Middle High German language, Britannica.com