Thomas Goldammer thogol at
Sun Jan 20 22:11:26 CET 2008


1. Name of requester:  Thomas Goldammer
2. E-mail address of requester:  thogol at
3. Record Requested:

Type: Variant
Subtag: erzgeb
Description: Erzgebirgisch
Prefix: de
Suppress-Script: Latin

4. Intended meaning of the subtag:

Erzgebirgisch is a German dialect belonging to
the Upper German branch. Full to nearly full
intelligibility is given within all Erzgebirgisch
varieties, with Vogtla"ndisch and with the
northeasternmost local varieties of Eastern Fra"nkisch.
Erzgebirgisch shares a lot of features with its main
contact dialects, North Bavarian and Upper Saxon.

Erzgebirgisch itself is divided into three main
varieties. Eastern Erzgebirgisch shows much more
influence of Upper Saxon and covers the easternmost
language area as well as the whole northern part, thus
the complete contact zone to Upper Saxon. Western
Erzgebirgisch is spoken from Annaberg-Buchholz in the
east to Scho"nheide (erzg. Schiehaad) in the west where
it goes over to Vogtla"ndisch. The variety in the Harz
mountains shows several influences by neighboring
Lower German languages.

There is a tradition in writing at least since the
18th century, but there is not yet a fixed
orthography. Most writers adapt the Standard German

5. Reference to published description of the language
(book or article):

Borchers, Erich, 1929. Sprach- und Gru"ndungsgeschichte
der erzgebirgischen Kolonie im Oberharz. [Language and
Founding History of the Erzgebirgisch Colony in the
Upper Harz.] Marburg: Elwert'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.
(grammar notes with some old texts from the 18th century)

Susanka, Irmtraud, (ca. 1981). Wie mir drham geredt
homm. Unsere Mundart im Bezirke Kaaden-Duppau. [How we
have talked at home. (erzg.) Our dialect in the
district of Kaaden-Duppau. (German)] Bayreuth: Verlag
des Kaadner Heimatbriefs. (a collection of phrases,
idioms and words)

6. Any other relevant information:

This tag is requested for the localization of
MediaWiki into this dialect.


Please feel free to contact me if you need further information.

Best regards,
Thomas Goldammer.

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