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High German vs. Low German

  1. the group of West Germanic languages that in a.d. c400–c500 underwent the second consonant shift described by Grimm's law. Abbreviations: HG, H.G.
  2. German (def. 4).
  1. the West Germanic languages not included in the High German group, as English, Dutch, Flemish, or Plattdeutsch. Abbreviations: LG, L.G.
  2. Plattdeutsch.

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