Middle High German

Conjugate Verbs

Facts

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

Introduction

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 -

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