Deitsch

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Hunsrik[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • taytx (Wiesemann spelling system)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German diutsc, from Old High German diutisc, diutisk (popular, vernacular), from Proto-West Germanic *þiudisk, from Proto-Germanic *þiudiskaz (of the people, popular), an adjective from *þeudō (people) (compare Old English þēod), from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂. Cognate with German Deutsch.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Deitsch n

  1. German (language)
    Sprechst-du Deitsch?
    Do you speak German?
  2. Hunsrik (language)

Further reading[edit]


Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German diutsc, from Old High German diutisc, diutisk (popular, vernacular), from Proto-West Germanic *þiudisk, from Proto-Germanic *þiudiskaz (of the people, popular), an adjective from *þeudō (people) (compare Old English þēod), from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂. Cognate with German Deutsch.

Proper noun[edit]

Deitsch

  1. the German or Pennsylvania German language