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In the 1632 timeline, Amideutsch was the most common name for the dialect of German that arose in the United States of Europe. It was a blend of Hochdeutsch (High German) and Plattdeutsch (Low German), with a large number of loan words from American English as well as some new coinages. For example, Amideutsch referred to explosive material as "Boomenstoff" (literally "stuff-that-goes-boom") rather than the English "explosives" or up-time German "Sprengstoff".

Compared to most German dialects, it had a relatively stripped-down grammar, and used a simplified English system of verb conjugations. For example, "I think" is "Ich denke" in standard German, but "Ich denk" in Amideutsch.[1]


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1634: The Baltic War, ch. 6

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