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High German

1. the standard German language, historically developed from the form of West Germanic spoken in S Germany
2. any of the German dialects of S Germany, Austria, or Switzerland
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The main body provides side-by-side translation of useful phrases, arranged by subject, preceded by a vital introduction to Swiss phonetcs; there's also an introduction to Swiss German and its differences from high German, plus chapters on Swiss idiom and .
These papers traverse a wide geography, dealing with issues of relationships, linkages, literacies, and the social context of interactions with Latin of a smorgasbord of antique and medieval languages, including Middle Welsh, Greek, Old Swedish, and related Scandinavian languages, Old and Middle Irish, Old English, a number of Romance languages (such as Castilian, Leonese, Old and Middle French, Gaulish Latin), and Old High German.
Low German was the official language of Estonia until the 2nd half of the 16th century, when High German speakers started to arrive and little by little Low German was pushed into the backround.
Furthermore, the dialect of Northern Low German (or Southern High German, or just possibly Sideways German) in which the chant was written is no longer in use.
High German interest rates were set by the Bundesbank (German Federal Bank) to counteract the inflationary effects related to the cost of German reunification when currency exchange of 1DM to one Oster Mark was agreed.
The Ambassador said that the embassy was built in a civilized manner keeping the Islamic originality of the building, the high German taste and the requirements of the modern era in the design of the building which consists of four floors above ground and two below.
The government also pressed Mennonites to teach Russian in their schools, alongside High German, but left them free to speak Low German (a Northern German dialect with some Dutch influence) in the everyday (Thiessen 2003, x-xiii; Staliunas 2007).
A sampling of topics: parenthetical agent-demoting constructions in Eastern Khanty, joint information value of syntactic and semantic prominence for subsequent pronominal reference, rhetorical relations and verb placement in Old High German, visual salience and the other one, and establishing salience during narrative text comprehension, among other topics.
Credited with being the first named author in German, he compiled a bilingual dictionary in Latin and Old High German called the Codex Abrogans, often described as the first German book.
Trudperter Hohelied (Ohly), the Early Middle High German translation and commentary on the Old Testament Song of Songs.
What really distinguishes the brand is the high German quality of the machines," according to Hani Arwan of Arwani Trading, EWM's UAE agent.
The result is a very serviceable rendition which I feel keeps readers close to the mentality of the original author, all the more so since the original is printed alongside the translation, allowing those versed in Middle High German to make a host of comparisons between original text and translation.