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To Rmhermen on Burgundian see Burgundians for people. The language is very difficult, but a website from ch/Switzerland gives info in German. 'Lex Burgundionum" = Burgunderrecht= Laws of the Burgundians - one of the oldest Germanic law records, by Gundobad + 516 , Laws written down are based on tribal Germanic custums. and by king Sigismund + 523/4 "Prima Constitutio". Burgundian soldiers , originally from Baltic Sea, Vistula to Rheinland , Worms area had soldiers as "hospites" in Roman service. Then came to (later)Burgundy, Swabia (Schwaben), Switzerland, Savoyen. , settled in 443 :"Sapaudia". and 457 in province Lugdunensis. Language remnants are very sparse, a Burgunder king daughter married Theoderic the Great. Some history in "Niebelungen Lied" and in later Switzerland in: "Burgundische Eidgenossenschaft" see external Swiss link in German[[1]] H. Jonat

Me again (boring day at work) -- the lex Burgundiorum (Burgundiarum?) is written in Latin, as are the other extant law codes

All the West-Germanic languages seem to be located East of the East-Germanic languages. --AxelBoldt


Gothic is the known East-Germanic language. From the 1st century BC to the 5th century AD, they did live to the east of most other Germanic speakers, in what is now Poland, Ukraine, the Balkans and thereabouts. Later, some of them settled in Spain and Italy. (And legend has it that they may have lived in Sweden at an earlier date.)

The other possible East-Germanics are guessed from a few tiny fragments and proper names, and the fact that those tribes at one stage lived close to the Goths (in what is now Poland). Except maybe the Lombards. I don't know much about them except they later lived in northern Italy. Do scholars really think they spoke East-Germanic?