Middle High German

Conjugate Verbs


  • Language: Middle High German
  • Alternate names:
  • Language code: xgerm
  • Language family: Indo-European, Germanic
  • Number of speakers: Extinct
  • Script: Latin alphabet, Gothic script


Middle High German is the term used for the period in the history of the German language between 1050 and 1350.

Middle High German is not a unified written language and the term covers two main dialect areas:

German Language Periods

The verb

The Old High German verb had

Sample verb nëmen 'to take'

Person Indicative Subjunctive Imperative
Present Preterite Present Preterite
Sg.1 nime nam nëme næme -
Sg.2 nim(e)st næme nëmest næmest nim
Sg.3 nim(e)t nam nëme næme -
Pl.1 nëmen na'men nëmen næmen -
Pl.2 nëm(e)t na'met nëmet næmet nëmet
Pl.3 nëment na'men nëmen næmen -