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Re: CHAT: Personal Verb Endings in Future German (was CHAT: Contractions in colloquial German)

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Thursday, February 3, 2005, 11:52

"J. 'Mach' Wust" <j_mach_wust@...> writes:
> On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 16:26:50 -0500, Rob Haden <magwich78@...> wrote: > > >>b) Why do you use the 1pl/3pl form also for 2pl? It usually ends in > >>-t, though without the umlaut that may come in 2sg/3sg form (e.g. > >>lesen: du liest/er liest but ihr lest; fallen: du fällst/er fällt but > >>ihr fallt). > > > >My bad, I meant to use the standard 2pl form. Do any colloquial German > >dialects use the 1pl/3pl form for the 2pl also? > > All I know is there are dialects that use 2pl form for all plurals! :)
Hmm, right! Now that you say so, 'ihr falle' is common here, I think. Maybe I mixed it up and it's simply 'er fallt'/'ihr falle'. I don't know. Anyway, my comment about the overgeneralised High German forms still applies. **Henrik