User:-sche/Germanic lects

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This page attempts to document the various West Germanic lects which have ISO codes, to aid in determining if some are misused (I'm looking at you, frs, and I'm worried about you, pdc), should be merged (wep, etc), or so on.

Low German lects[edit]

  • {{osx}} (Old Saxon)
    • {{gml}} (Middle Low German)
      • {{nds}} (Low German) — this is an ambiguous code, it should possibly be deprecated
        • {{nds-de}} (Low German, i.e. German Low German) — this code should possibly be adopted in preference to nds
          • {{wep}} (Westphalian) — merged into nds-de (actually into nds pending adoption of nds-de)
        • {{nds-nl}} (Dutch Low Saxon, i.e. Dutch Low German)
          • {{act}} (Achterhoeks) — merged into nds-nl
          • {{drt}} (Drents) — merged into nds-nl
          • {{gos}} (Gronings) — merged into nds-nl
          • {{sdz}} (Sallands) — merged into nds-nl
          • {{stl}} (Stellingwerfs) — merged into nds-nl
          • {{twd}} (Twents) — merged into nds-nl
          • {{vel}} (Veluws) — merged into nds-nl
        • {{pdt}} (Plautdietsch)

High German lects and derivatives (and some other things)[edit]

Observation: as was the case with Low German lects, several High German lects have received codes, while others have not.

  • {{goh}} (Old High German)
    • {{gmh}} (Middle High German)
      • {{de}} (German)
      • {{wym}} (Vilamovian)
      • {{yi}} (Yiddish)
        • {{ydd}} (Eastern Yiddish) — propose for deletion per WT:AYI
        • {{yih}} (Western Yiddish) — propose for deletion per WT:AYI

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  • West Central Germanic
    • Central Franconian
      • {{ksh}} (Kölsch) — the most well-known Central Franconian (Ripuarian) lect of West Central German; should be discussed
      • lb (Luxembourgish) — a Central Franconian lect of West Central German
    • Rhine Franconian
      • {{pfl}} (Palatinate German) — a Rhine Franconian lect of West Central German; should be discussed
        • {{pdc}} (Pennsylvania German) — descended from pfl
        • {{hrx}} (Hunsrik) — also called Riograndenser Hunsrückisch; descended from a Palatinate (pfl-like) lect
  • East Central Germanic
    • {{sxu}} (Upper Saxon) — properly an East Central German lect, but usage has the potential to be messy; should be discussed
    • {{sli}} (Silesian German) — an East Central German lect; should be discussed
  • Upper German
    • {{bar}} (Bavarian)
    • {{cim}} (Cimbrian) — separation from bar and mhn is probably useful
    • {{mhn}} (Mòcheno) — separation from bar and cim is probably useful
    • {{geh}} (currently "Hutterisch"; propose renaming) — separation from bar and pfl is useful
    • {{gsw}} (Alemannic German) — also called Swiss German
    • {{gct}} (Colonia Tovar German) — separation is probably useful
    • {{swg}} (Swabian) — should be discussed
    • {{wae}} (Walser) — should be discussed
  • {{frk}} (Frankish) — probable source of the Franconian lects
  • {{vmf}} (currently "Mainfränkisch"; propose renaming to "Main-Franconian") — should be discussed, should perhaps be deleted!

Low Franconian lects[edit]

  • {{odt}} (Old Dutch) — also called Old Low Franconian
    • {{dum}} (Middle Dutch)

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  • {{li}} (Limburgish) — sometimes considered a dialect of Dutch, or of German
  • {{nl}} (Dutch)
    • {{af}} (Afrikaans)
  • {{zea}} (Zealandic) — sometimes considered a dialect of Dutch and/or of West Flemish (vls), but separation is useful
  • {{vls}} (West Flemish) — sometimes considered a dialect of Dutch

Frisian lects and frs (which might be Low German)[edit]

  • Template:ofs (Old Frisian)
    • {{fy}} (West Frisian) — one of the three Frisian lects (deprecated three-letter code: fry)
    • {{frr}} (North Frisian) — one of the three Frisian lects
    • {{stq}} (Saterland Frisian) — the last living dialect of Eastern Frisian (one of the three Frisian lects), which may be frs or may not have a code
  • Template:frs (Eastern Frisian) — this is either a dialect of Low German, or one of the three Frisian lects; should be sorted out!

Anglic lects[edit]

  • {{ang}} (Old English)
    • {{enm}} (Middle English)
      • {{sco}} (Scots)
      • {{en}} (English)
      • {{yol}} (Yola) — spoken in southeastern Ireland