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