Moselle Franconian

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Calque of German Moselfränkisch.

Proper noun[edit]

Moselle Franconian

  1. One of two subgroups of the Central Franconian dialects; spoken in the north-western half of Rhineland-Palatinate, the Siegerland, and parts of eastern Belgium; distinguished from the northern Ripuarian by a number of fairly parallel isoglosses, of which the Moselle Franconian diphthongization of Germanic -ī-, -ū- is the most important.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Luxembourgish was traditionally included in this group, but is now usually regarded as a separate branch.