“The progress in German is small.”
…legendary team of the German Bundesliga.
Initially, German was the language spoken at home for many German immigrants in Texas, USA.
German books were burned, dachshunds kicked and German-Americans forced to buy war bonds to prove their patriotism.
The German Empire created in 1871 did not include all German-speaking peoples.
The period of German literature lasting from about 1050 to 1300 is called the Middle High German period.
German missionaries arrived in Ewe territory in 1847, and German traders were soon established at Anécho.
In 1891 the German imperial government took over administration of the area from the German East Africa Company
The absorption of German colonies by England and France after World War II eradicated most of the German influence in education.
As a result, the spoken form of modern Standard German has often been aptly described as “High German with Low German sounds.”
As a spoken language, however, German exists in many dialects, most of which belong to either the High German or Low German dialectal groups.
In addition to Alemannic (Swiss German) and Bavarian, which were the Upper German dialects of Old High German, a number of Franconian (Frankish) dialects also existed.
In the German-speaking world, a writer or painter or composer or playwright or sculptor was German whether holding a passport from the Federal Republic or from the Democratic Republic.
Not only was German opera sung in German, but it also was based in German legend and literature and borrowed the rich emotional styles familiar from German symphonic works.
Within the modern High German speech area, Middle and Upper German dialect groups are differentiated, the latter group including Austro-Bavarian, Alemannic (Swiss German), and High Franconian.
During Middle High German times (after 1100), a standard language based on the Upper German dialects (Alemannic and Bavarian) in the southernmost part of the German speech area began to arise.
Presumably they would prefer a bit of British music – as long as it is not by Handel (German), Delius (son of a German), Holst (sounds German) or Britten (pacifist so probably pro-German).
Examples include predigōn (modern German predigen ‘to preach’), from Latin praedicāre; tempal (modern German Tempel ‘temple’), from Latin templum; and spiagal (modern German Spiegel ‘mirror’), from Latin speculum.
Because of its ancient German associations and because of its large German-speaking population, Alsace-Lorraine was incorporated into the German Empire after France’s defeat in the Franco-German War (1870–71).
Some groups—especially those who remain apart—still speak (in addition to English) a German dialect known as Pennsylvania Dutch or Pennsylvania German, a blending of High German (in reference to the altitude of their natal region), various German dialects, and English.
- the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
- a person of German nationality
- of or pertaining to or characteristic of Germany or its people or language
Example: German philosophers
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