Central Franconian

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Calque of German Mittelfränkisch.

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Central Franconian

  1. one of two main subgroups of the West Central German dialects; spoken in the north-western half of Rhineland-Palatinate, south-western North Rhine-Westphalia, easternmost Belgium, and southeasternmost Limburg (Netherlands); distinguished from Rhine Franconian by the use of dat (that) and wat (what), and the consistent pronunciation of Germanic -β- as a fricative (i.e. [v], or [f] when now in coda position).

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