[sword-devel] Luther1545

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Tue Jun 17 16:07:26 MST 2008

Manfred Bergmann wrote:
> Am 17.06.2008 um 22:05 schrieb Peter von Kaehne:
>> Manfred Bergmann wrote:
>>> Well, if this text is supposed to be so then I guess no one can read
>>> it any more nowadays.
>> Oh, I read it fine....:-)
> Well, it takes some effort. :)
> This module is more for linguists I guess.

I can read it. :) But I also spent most of a semester studying the language.

Luther was writing in Frühneuhochdeutsch: 

The English version of the article is a little better, since it actually 
gives side by side examples like you gave:

German was still in flux between Middle High and New High. And printing 
houses didn't standardize on a single orthography for some time. But 
between Gutenberg & Luther, standardization occured quite rapidly.

It appears there's no ISO 639-3 code for Fnhd. I'll draw up a change 
request to see if we can get a new code. If not, we should add a subtag 
to the language of GerLut1545 to separate it from the real Nhd. material.


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