Old Low Franconian


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Related to Old Low Franconian: Old High German, Old West Low Franconian

Old Low Franconian

n.
The Frankish dialects of the lower Rhine valley in the tenth and eleventh centuries that are ancestral to Dutch.
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59) "We know that the Anglo-Saxons spoke West Germanic, a sister [!] dialect to Old High German, Old Frisian, Old Low German, Low Saxon [?] and Old Low Franconian." (p.
As Quak implies (40-1), given the mixed nature of many of the texts, the time has come for a judicious consideration of possible Dutch forms deriving even from texts which cannot be unequivocally claimed as Old Dutch (or Old Low Franconian).