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The Uerdingen Line is the isogloss within West Germanic languages, that separates the linguistic forms that use the word ich or similar words rather than ik as the word for I. The Uerdingen line is presently in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. The Uerdingen line starts at Bierbeek in Flemish Brabant in Belgium. Hence it stretches further North into Belgian Limburg. North of the capital of Belgian Limburg, Hasselt, it crosses the Dutch-Belgian border. Thence it goes straight East, South of the town of Venlo into Germany. Further East its Northern limits are Kempen, Hüls and other places within the Riheland until it crosses the Rhine at Uerdingen, which now belongs to the city of Krefeld. In the part of the Rhineland East of the Rhine the Southernmost places on the Uerdingen Line include Saarn, which belongs to Mülheim an der Ruhr, Kettwig, which belongs to Essen, Elberfeld, which belongs to Wuppertal, Gummersbach and Wiedenest, which belongs to Bergneustadt. To the South of this line, in Belgium, the Netherlands and also Germany the Limburgish dialect of the Dutch language is spoken, in the former countries in Brabant and Limburg only, in the latter in the Rhineland in North Rhine-Westphalia only. In all three countries Limburgish is spoken. The Uerdingen line runs further East at Halbe, Hermsdorf, Freidorf and Stoki in Southern Brandenburg in Eastern Germany. West Germanic is the largest branch of the Germanic family of languages, including such languages as English, Dutch, and German. ... Bierbeek is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. ... Flemish Brabant is a province of Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. ... Limburg is the name of two different adjoining provinces: Limburg (Netherlands) in the south of the Netherlands, its capital is Maastricht. ... Hasselt is a city in Belgium, capital of the province of Belgian Limburg. ... Venlo is a municipality and a city in the southeastern Netherlands. ... Krefeld is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... The Rhineland (Rheinland in German) is the general name for the land on both sides of the river Rhine in the west of Germany. ... The Rhine canyon (Ruinaulta) in Graubünden in Switzerland Length 1,320 km Elevation of the source Vorderrhein: approx. ... Mülheim an der Ruhr is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. ... Essen is the name of the following places: Essen, Germany, one of the major cities of the Ruhr area Essen, Belgium Essen, Netherlands, a village in the province of Groningen German: to eat, eating, food This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share... Elberfeld is a district of the German town Wuppertal; it was an independent town until 1929. ... Wuppertal university Wuppertal is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... ---Sidenote START--- Gummersbach is a place in the district, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... ---Sidenote START--- Bergneustadt is a place in the eastern part of the Oberbergischer Kreis, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Limburgian (Dutch: Limburgs, German: Limburgisch, French: Limbourgeois) is a group of Franconian varieties, spoken in the Limburg and Selfkant regions, near the common Dutch/Flemish(Belgium)/German border. ... Dutch (Nederlands   listen?) is a West Germanic, Low German language spoken worldwide by around 24 million people, mostly in the Netherlands and Belgium. ... The Rhineland (Rheinland in German) is the general name for the land on both sides of the river Rhine in the west of Germany. ... North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen) is the largest in population (though only fourth in area) among Germanys 16 federal states. ... Limburgian (Dutch: Limburgs, German: Limburgisch, French: Limbourgeois) is a group of Franconian varieties, spoken in the Limburg and Selfkant regions, near the common Dutch/Flemish(Belgium)/German border. ... Freidorf (German for free village) is a suburb of the Romanian city of Timisoara. ... Surrounding but excluding the national capital Berlin, Brandenburg is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states). ...


NB: Some of this information might be outdated, as several dialects involved are rarely used.


See also: High German consonant shift In historical linguistics, the High German consonant shift or Second Germanic consonant shift (German: hochdeutsche or zweite germanische Lautverschiebung) was a phonological development (sound change) which took place in the southern dialects of German in several phases, probably beginning between the 3rd and 5th centuries AD, and was almost complete...


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Uerdingen line: Information From Answers.com (323 words)
The Uerdingen Line is the isogloss within West Germanic languages, that separates the linguistic forms that use the word ich or similar words rather than ik as the word for I.
The Uerdingen line is presently in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.
To the South of this line, in Belgium, the Netherlands and also Germany the Zuidrijnmaasfrankisch dialect of the Dutch language is spoken, in the former countries in Brabant and Limburg only, in the latter in the Rhineland in North Rhine-Westphalia only.
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Having smashed the Siegfried Line, and made possible the capture of Aachen, Corps prepared to move up to the Roer River and set the stage for the final drive into the heart of Germany.
On October 22nd the XIX Corps became part of the new Ninth Army, and much of the success of this new Army was be in the early days to the veteran spear-head of the battle-tried men and units that the Corps brought to its operations.
By the fifth of March the 2nd Armored had taken Uerdingen, and the task of the Corps was finished, for this operation.
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