Middle Dutch

Our knowledge of the linguistic systems of early Germanic comes from manuscripts. For Middle Dutch quite a few literary manuscripts have been handed down and most of them were made available in excellent diplomatic editions, especially in the series Middeleeuwse verzamelhandschriften uit de Nederlanden.

One major manuscript that had never been edited diplomatically is Ms.Marshall 29 located in the Bodleian Library in Oxford and this one dates back to around 1375. Based on a careful study of these texts, we were able to provide a comprehensive segmental and prosodic phonological analysis of 14th century Dutch.

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