German language

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Noun1.German language - the standard German languageGerman language - the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
Frau - a German courtesy title or form of address for an adult woman
Fraulein - a German courtesy title or form of address for an unmarried woman
Herr - a German courtesy title or form of address for a man
West Germanic, West Germanic language - a branch of the Germanic languages
Old High German - High German prior to 1200
Middle High German - High German from 1100 to 1500
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
Pennsylvania Dutch - a dialect of High German spoken in parts of Pennsylvania and Maryland
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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In German, standard reference works include Gerhard Taddey Lexikon der deutschen Geschichte, (Stuttgart, Alfred Kroner, 1998, third edition), and the ever-growing Neue deutsche Biographie, by the Historische Kommission bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin, Duncker and Humblot, 1953 - present).
By European, particularly German, standards, Alden's eccentricities--such has having Senta shoot Erik, thereby negating Wagner's theme of self-sacrificing love--have finally begun to appear no worse than yawn-worthy, especially in the face of a strong cast and supportive conductor.

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