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A Descriptive Grammar of the Lübecker Bible of 1494

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Margaret Skilles Zelljadt

A description of the basic grammatical system of the Middle Low German in the Lübecker Bibel of 1494, as edited by Gerhard Ising in «Die niederdeutschen Bibelfrühdrucke» (Berlin, Akademie Verlag, 1961-1971). Primary attention is focused on a synchronic analysis of the phonological structure and a taxonomic description of morphological data. For historical comparison, the phonemes as posited are also traced to their respective Germanic sources. Graphemics is treated as it relates to synchronic phonology.