1. an ancient region of northwestern Europe including the Frisian Islands
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How To Use Frisia In A Sentence

  • The Angles, Saxons, Danes, Frisians and other invaders intermarried with the existing Romano-British Celts, Romans, Jutes, Gauls, Greeks and Lombards.
  • With various degrees of emphasis, the many projects within the large umbrella of Folkspraak try to unite living Germanic languages -- from the big four of English, High German, Dutch, and Swedish/Norwegian/Danish to the grab bag of smaller Germanic languages such as Low German, Afrikaans, Yiddish, Frisian, Icelandic, and Nynorsk -- under a single common auxiliary language. Archive 2006-12-01
  • In the group of West Germanic dialects, for the study of which Old High German, Anglo-Saxon, Old Frisian, and Old Saxon are our oldest and most valuable sources, we still have these four cases, but the phonetic form of the case syllables is already greatly reduced and in certain paradigms particular cases have coalesced. Chapter 7. Language as a Historical Product: Drift
  • To the east of Frisia were the pagan Saxons, a diffuse and essentially nomadic conglomeration of tribes.
  • Nor fared he thence to the Frisian king with the booty back, and breast-adornments; but, slain in struggle, that standard-bearer fell, atheling brave. Beowulf, translated by Francis Gummere
  • The first amongst those who have shown real power is Pier Pander, the cripple son of a Frisian mat-plaiter, who came over from Rome (where he had gone to complete his studies) at the special invitation of the Queen to model a bust of the Prince Consort, Dutch Life in Town and Country
  • Frisian has an almost complete set of guttural/velar, dental/alveolar, labial/labiodental consonants voiced and unvoiced plosives, voiced and unvoiced fricatives, nasals and half-vocals, an s, sh, r and l. The etymology of Latin tofus 'tufa' isn't written in stone
  • However, the identity of this Middle Dutch or Middle Low German wagen - with wagen ` wagon 'is doubted by some, who refer it to Old Frisian wāch = Old English wāg ` wall.' VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 3
  • Angles, Saxons, Jutes, and Frisians who settled in England were still imbued with the traditional freedom of primitive German society.
  • The tribes we're following - the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes - lived on the coast of West Germany and Denmark and spoke various Frisian dialects.
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