The Info List - High Franconian

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HIGH FRANCONIAN (German : _Oberfränkische Dialekte_) is a part of High German consisting of East Franconian and South Franconian . Because of fundamental differences in structure, it is factually not justified.

It is part of the Franconian languages area, spoken southeast of the Rhine Franconian part.

It is spoken in Germany around Karlsruhe , Erlangen , Fürth , Heilbronn and Würzburg and a small area in France . It is disputed, whether Nuremberg in Germany belongs to its area. Surnames from the area of High Franconian include Bauer , Hofmann , Merkel , Paulus , Schmidt and Schneider .

High Franconian is transitional between Upper German and Central German with similarity to Yiddish . It is sometimes considered part of Central German , or part of neither Upper nor Central German.


* ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "High Franconian". _ Glottolog 2.7 _. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. * ^ Noble, Cecil A. M. (1983). _Modern German dialects_ New York , Lang, p. 119 * ^ Glück, Helmut (ed.). _Metzler-Lexikon Sprache_. Metzler, 1993, p. 442.


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