11 Facts About Luxembourgish


Luxembourgish belongs to the West Central German group of High German languages and is the primary example of a Moselle Franconian language.

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Luxembourgish is considered the national language of Luxembourg and one of the three administrative languages, alongside German and French.

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Luxembourgish is spoken in the Arelerland region of Belgium and in small parts of Lorraine in France.

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Political party that places the greatest importance on promoting, using and preserving Luxembourgish is the Alternative Democratic Reform Party and its electoral success in the 1999 election pushed the CSV-DP government to make knowledge of it a criterion for naturalisation.

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Comparative in Luxembourgish is formed analytically, i e the adjective itself is not altered .

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Luxembourgish allows prepositional phrases to appear after the verb cluster in subordinate clauses:.

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Neologisms in Luxembourgish include both entirely new words, and the attachment of new meanings to old words in everyday speech.

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LaF is a set of four language proficiency certifications for Luxembourgish and follows the ALTE framework of language examination standards.

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UNESCO declared Luxembourgish to be an endangered language in 2019, adding it to its Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger.

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Additionally, some local media have argued that the Luxembourgish language is at risk of disappearing, and that it should be considered an endangered language.

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Today, Luxembourgish is nearly extinct in this region, having been replaced by French.

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