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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, hypochoristic) ===== Philippe Caquant Ceterum censeo *vi* esse oblitterandum (Me).