Re: German Dialectology was: Re: Tsuhon: tentative phonology
|From:||Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 27, 2001, 18:50|
On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, Henrik Theiling wrote:
> Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...> writes:
> > > Well, as you can see her Platt is not derived from High German, but (I
> > > think) from Old Saxon. It is quite similar to Dutch. Some words are
> > > really different and you have to go back to Old High German to find
> > > similar stems. I forgot what `kuiern' had as an equivalent. It means
> > > `to talk'.
> > Is she from Niedersachsen?
> No, Plattdeutsch is spoken far away from the coast, too. It's
> original Bünde dialect. To be precise: Lower Holsen (part of Bünde),
> which has ~2000 inhabitants. If you move a bit, the dialect changes
> quickly. Only in this dialect are there so many diphthongs. In
> dialects from other parts of Bünde (~50000 inhabitants) there are less
> diphthongs (the ones I like so much).
Now that I think about it it reminds me of Manitoba Plautdietsch a little.
Ferenc Gy. Valoczy
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