It is in the Low German dialect, and dates from the fifteenth century.
Both must have been prior to the Low German population of Lochlan.
To England they were doubtless carried by the Low German invaders of the sixth century.
Before she was three years of age, she was taught Low German, a language almost foreign to her own.
This process commenced in the north where it seems to have been already fully developed in Low German as early as the 8th century.
The two Low German poems which probably form the basis of our epic may have been united about 1150.