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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:

> Hi! > > 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. -------ferko Ferenc Gy. Valoczy Suurt chugunikka peene ahjo suhe et toukka. Virtual Votia - Vaddjamaa Internetaza: railways page: 25kV 50Hz:


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>