Frankish OCR

Frankish Language

The Frankish language, or Old Frankish, is the language spoken by the Franks in the 5th through 10th centuries. It is attested mainly by a rich glossary of religious writings and hagiographies, as well as phonological changes observed in the languages of a number of place names. The best documented of these languages are Old Dutch and Old High German.The Frankish language is generally seen as distinct from Latin, but there are some exceptions: for example, the word frankonormannus "of the Franks" (as opposed to Romanis), which was borrowed into Latin as francigenus "Frankish".