Aarbecht

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German arbeit, from Proto-Germanic *arbaidiz. As to the consonantism: Most dialects of Luxembourgish regularly reduced original -cht to -t, but this development was later reverted, probably under outside influences. (The same happened in many dialects of Central Franconian.) Both southernmost and northernmost Luxembourgish often retain forms without -ch-; compare Nuet alongside Nuecht (night). In those dialects where the development was reverted, hypercorrect forms with unetymological -ch- occur (compare also attested Jesuiicht for Jesuit).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaː(ʀ)beχt/, [ˈaː(ʀ)bəɕt]

Noun[edit]

Aarbecht f (plural Aarbechten)

  1. work, occupation
  2. job, task

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