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Title: 'Another Frisianism in Coastal Dutch: Traam, Treem, Triem ‘Crossbeam’'
Author: Michielde Vaan
Institution: 'Leiden University Centre for Linguistics'
Linguistic Field: 'Historical Linguistics'
Subject Language: 'English'
' Dutch'
' Frisian, Eastern'
' Frisian, Northern'
' Mainfränkisch'
' Plautdietsch'
' Frisian, Western'
Abstract: The dialect geography and etymology of Dutch, Frisian, and German trVm(e) ‘crossbeam’ suggest that western Dutch triem continues West Germanic ‑ǣ-, which underwent vowel raising to /i./ as in Frisian. Thus, Dutch traam beside triem belongs to an established group of Standard Dutch words showing /a./ next to /i./ from West Germanic ǣ-, such as schraal vs. schriel. It is argued that the survival of words in /i./ in the coastal dialects of Dutch fits into recent theories that Standard Dutch is the result of language contact between medieval Frisian and Franconian.

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This article appears in Journal of Germanic Linguistics Vol. 22, Issue 4, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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