Middle Low German


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Middle Low German

n.
Low German from the middle of the 1200s through the 1400s.
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Middle Low German

n
(Languages) Low German from about 1200 to about 1500. Abbreviation: MLG
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Mid′dle Low′ Ger′man


n.
the Low German dialects of c1100–c1500. Abbr.: MLG
[1885–90]
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Noun1.Middle Low German - Low German from 1100 to 1500
Low German, Plattdeutsch - a German dialect spoken in northern Germany
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mittelniederdeutsch
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The volume begins with five articles on historical issues of diachronic linguistics, including consonantal sound changes in Old Low German, the multifuncitonality and polysemy of the verb kriegen in Low German, the emergent transition of Middle Low German into Dutch, and the morphological phenomenon Einheitsplural and the historical transition to contemporary Low Saxon.
Modern English monkey does not represent a Romance loan-word of Arabian origin and transmitted by Middle Low German but is a vernacular diminutive derived from monk.
On the other hand, the table of periodization (when did Old Saxon become Middle Low German?) on page 31 is very convenient.