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Learning Luxembourgish (Lëtzebuergesch)

Welcome to the Luxembourgish Wikibook, a free textbook focused upon the teaching of the Luxembourgish language. This book is a relatively new project and due to this plus the limited number of speakers of the language available in contrast to languages such as German or French, progress on the book will sometimes be slower than desired.

The Luxembourgish language is a language spoken by 400,000 people primarily in Luxembourg, but also in regions of Belgium, France and the United States. Whilst the language is usually reserved for oral communication in Luxembourg and French/German is preferred for written, in recent decades there has been a steady upgrowth of Luxemburgish being used in the written word. Examples of this include the language being a popular choice via SMS and on Social Media websites, as well as the prominence of Children's, Thriller, Horror, and Detective books being written in Luxembourgish by writers such as Anise Koltz and Jean Back.

Whilst poetry is not as common nowadays, the first printed works of Luxembourgish literature date back to 1829 and are poems by the well-renowned Antoine Meyer. His collection of six poems is titled "E’ Schrek ob de’ Lezeburger Parnassus" (A Step up the Luxembourg Parnassus) and it's suggested that he played a pivotal role in encouraging the use of Luxembourgish as a form of literature.

Since then Luxembourgish has come far, with a major spelling reform in 2003 and even "Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone" (Den Harry Potter an Den Alchimistesteen) being published in the language. One of the most useful books to be recently released is titled "9000 Wierder Op Letzebuergesch" (9000 Words in Luxembourgish) by Jacqui Zimmer, which shows the effort being made to preserve the language for others to learn. So without further ado, let's get learning!

Contents

0 - The Fundamentals

I - Small Steps

II - NameHere

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  • Part II Dictionary: German-English-Luxembourgish Dictionary of all Luxembourgish words used in part II
  • Part II Grammar: List of all grammar concepts taught in part II

III - NameHere

IV - NameHere

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  • Part IV Dictionary: German-English-Luxembourgish Dictionary of all Luxembourgish words used in part IV
  • Part IV Grammar: List of all grammar concepts taught in part IV

V - NameHere

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  • Part V Dictionary: German-English-Luxembourgish Dictionary of all Luxembourgish words used in part V
  • Part V Grammar: List of all grammar concepts taught in part V

VI - Appendix