denke

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Central Franconian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German denken. The long vowel of the past forms does not preserve the original Old High German length, but is due to a secondary, regular lengthening before -ch. (Were it original, would it have developed into /ɔː/.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

denke (third-person singular present denk or denkt, past tense daach or daacht, past participle jedaach or gedaacht)

  1. (most dialects) to think
    Dat hatt ich mer allt jedaach, datt dä widder net kütt...
    I’d already thought by myself that he wouldn’t appear yet again...

Usage notes[edit]

  • The inflected forms with final -t are Moselle Franconian, those without are Ripuarian.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

denke

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of denken

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Verb[edit]

denke

  1. inflection of denken:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German denken, Dutch denken, English think.

Verb[edit]

denke

  1. to think