Anglo-Frisian leids

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Wast Germanic leids
  Dutch (Law Franconian, Wast Germanic)
  Law German (West Germanic)
  Central German (Hie German, Wast Germanic)
  Upper German (Hie German, Wast Germanic)
  Inglis (Anglo-Frisian, Wast Germanic)
  Frisian (Anglo-Frisian, Wast Germanic)
North Germanic leids
  East Scandinavian
  Wast Scandinavian
  Line dividin th North an Wast Germanic leids

The Anglo-Frisian leids (sometimes Insular Germanic) ar a group o Ingvaeonic Wast Germanic leids consistin o Auld Inglis, Auld Frisian, an their descendants. The Anglo-Frisian family tree is:

The Anglo-Frisian leids ar distinguished frae ither Wast Germanic leids partially bi the Ingvaeonic nasal spirant law, Anglo-Frisian brightenin an bi the palatalization o Proto-Germanic *k tae a coronal affricate afore front vowels: cf. Inglis cheese an Wast Frisian tsiis tae Dutch kaas an German Käse, or Inglish church an Wast Frisian tsjerke tae Dutch kerk an German Kirche. Early Anglo-Frisian formed a Sprachbund wi Old Saxon, which is coontit amang the Law Saxon-Law Franconian leids.

The German linguist Friedrich Maurer rejectit Anglo-Frisian as a heestorical subdivision o the Germanic leids. Instead, he proposed North Sea Germanic or Ingvaeonic, a common ancestor o Old Frisian, Auld Inglis an Auld Saxon.

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Compare the words for the numbers ane tae ten in the Anglo-Frisian leids.

Leid 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
English one two three four five six seven eight nine ten
Scots ane
ae
twa three fower five sax seiven aicht nine ten
Yola oane twye dhree vowér veeve zeese zebbem ayght neene dhen
West Frisian ien twa trije fjouwer fiif seis sân acht njoggen tsien
Saterland Frisian (Seeltersk) aan twäi
twäin
twoo
träi fjauwer fieuw säks soogen oachte njugen tjoon
North Frisian (Mooring dialect) iinj
ån
tou
tuu
trii
tra
fjouer fiiw seeks soowen oocht nüügen tiin