Re: Questions about German Dialects
|From:||Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 27, 2004, 7:06|
--- Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...> skrev:
> > Well, the most popular suffix in Thuringian is the
> diminutive, -le. They
> > put it on *everything*! So Krista-le goes to
> scchool-le and reads in the
> > book-le-s etc.
> Naaaaah, that's not Thuringian, it's Swabian (or
> rather, a parody of
> Swabian). Thuringian is indeed quite similar to
> standard German,
> but spoken with an accent that's hard to describe in
> a few words.
> Basically, standard German is Thuringian as it was
> spoken a few
> hundred years ago, but that's still a simplification
> of the facts.
>"-le" is also very popular in Alsacian, only it is
pronounced "-la". Mi:sala = Mäuslein (small mouse,
Ceterum censeo *vi* esse oblitterandum (Me).