Franconian


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Franconian

a group of medieval Germanic dialects spoken by the Franks in an area from N Bavaria and Alsace to the mouth of the Rhine. Low Franconian developed into Dutch, while Upper Franconian contributed to High German, of which it remains a recognizable dialect

Franconian

[fraŋ′kō·nē·ən]
(geology)
A North American stage of geologic time; the middle Upper Cambrian.
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The Franconian city, which in its early days had no well-known painter at the helm, at its peak boasted none other than the great Albrecht Durer.
A less incontrovertible type of IA is attested in at least two living language varieties, Modern Persian (Lehmann 1984 : 185; Aghaei 2006 : 72-76, 90-95) (6) and East Franconian German (Fleischer 2006 : 229).
Furth will take plenty of confidence into the game having won the Franconian derby on Sunday but they may struggle to overcome the psychological barrier of knowing they are yet to win in front of their own supporters this term.
This limestone was likely quarried from the Franconian Region of southern Germany (just north of Bavaria).
If Loehe had considered establishing a deaconess institute in North America, which would certainly have included a mother-house, one of the Franconian colonics would have provided a more logical context, perhaps in conjunction with the hospice Loehe established in Saginaw.
This is every bit as good as a Franconian rauchbier," said Dr, Steve Victor.
Luxembourg allows itself the luxury of four: Luxembourgish (a Franconian variant), German, French, and English.
In the Franconian village of Niklashausen at this time a wandering preacher drew large crowds and got men to cut off their shoulder-length hair and slash the long tips of their pointed shoes, which were seen as wasteful of leather.
In Central Franconian, there is a distinctive opposition between a falling tone 1 and a stretched tone 2 that seems to be reversed in a strip of land along the southeastern border, which is formed by the "thick bundle of isoglosses separating Central Franconian from Rhine Franconian, the most characteristic one being the isogloss between the pronoun dat 'that' to the northwest and das to the southeast" (de Vaan 1999: 41).
ALTANA's ECKART Effect Pigments division is strengthening its main factory in the Franconian town of Guntersthal in Bavaria and its site in Wackersdorf by relocating the production of aluminum pastes from its Italian site in Rivanazzano to the two German production sites.
She includes several amusing yet trivial anecdotes of how as a student at the University in Leipzig Goethe transformed himself from Franconian country bumpkin to fashionista fop with the accompanying mannerisms.
One evening Ernst, Christa, and I (Suzy was pregnant and abstaining) were drinking not one of those aristocratic Franconian wines the Haubleins usually served but an Austrian red with a bouquet like paint thinner that Ernst had picked up on sale.