Re: R: German dialectology
|From:||Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, April 29, 2001, 17:08|
On Sun, 29 Apr 2001, John Cowan wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Apr 2001, Mangiat wrote:
> > 3) how is it possible that Hannover, in the North, speaks the clearest
> > version of High German?
> Because just as Standard Italian is the Tuscan tongue in a Roman mouth, Standard
> German is Upper German as pronounced by Lower Germans, with strong
> influence from the conventional spelling. As evidence for the latter
> point, consider intervocalic /b/, which in every dialect is a spirant;
> but the standard language prescribes [b].
actually, at the moment I have only 11 dialects to go on, mostly
Thuringian and Mecklenburgsch-Vorpommersch ones, but in all but four -b-
is [b], three have [w] and one has [v]. note this 11 doesn't include
Henrik's or my speech though I have [B].
I will try to find again that book in which I read that late 18th century
Saechsisch was a great influence on NHG.
Ferenc Gy. Valoczy
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