Anonymous (ulvesang) wrote in linguaphiles,

Corpus of German diachrony

Hello all,

Would someone know of a resource which has lists of German texts (or even just small text samples thereof) categorised by their dialect and also by their time period?

What would be ideal would be e.g.

First dimension:

Modern German - Early Modern German - Middle German - Old German

Second dimension:
High German
Low German
Allemanic (e.g. Swiss, Swabian, Alsatian...)

This would mean that a text could be categorised as e.g. Middle Low German, Modern Low German, Early Modern High German, Modern Alsatian, Old Alsatian, Old Saxon, Middle Saxon... I specifically don't want audio: it needs to be text. I really doubt such a thing exists, but I'd appreciate anything close! Cheers!

Tags: dialects, german

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