Re: R: Re: German Dialectology was: Re: Tsuhon: tentative phonology
|Date:||Sunday, April 29, 2001, 11:59|
Take a look at this site, if you can find something...
> Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...> writes:
> > A question I guess mainly directed to Henrik:
> > Is there anywhere where I can get a mapping of soundchanges
> > (? differences?) from Standard High German to Austrian?
> Hmm, I don't know a source from my head, but I see something in front
> of me internal eye that I once read where sound changes for southern
> German dialects where shown. But I forgot where it was/is. Because
> I'm not used to Austrian too much, I think anything I could produce
> from my head would be non-complete, overly generalised, and wrong.
> > On a broader scale I think it would be interesting to look at a
> > comparative chart of the differences between the German dialects.
> It was something like that what I saw for southern German dialects
> including Bavarian, but unfortunately, I've forgotten the source. :-(
> > cant remember the url now...) and am curious as to whether any of the
> > dialects have besides Bayrisch has as standardised an orthography as
> > that;
> No, because it is different from village to village. I actually don't
> know what Bavarian orthography is based on, since I think there is
> also not only one dialect.
> > I've seen Saechsisch written dialectally too, but didn't look very
> > standardised...at any rate does anyone write in their dialect like they
> > did in Luxembourg before the introduction of the standardised
> > Letzebuergesch orthography?
> Yes, no standards.
> E.g. the dialect my grandmother spoke (unfortunately moribund now I
> would think: I'm one of the few of my generation that still understand
> it, but I cannot speak it), is very different from what is spoken 5km
> My grandma: Kuier mol wuier Platt.
> [kUIj6 mO:l vUIj6 plat]
> 5km away: Küör mol wedder Platt.
> [ky96 mO:l wEd6 plat]
> `Speak Lower German (the name of the language: Platt) again!'
> (In X-Sampa. And yes, [y96] is truely the triphthong(?)...)
> The orthography is kind of made up and not really stable. Others
> would do it differently.
> It's a pity that this language goes the sad way of many others. It
> has/(had) an extraordinary amount of diphthongs.