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    Re: German Language

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    So it is a surprise that Latvia is similar to German.
    It may have similar grammar and quite a few words from German, but it's not a Germanic language like Norwegian or Danish. It's a language on its own

    From Wikipedia:
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    Latvian belongs to the Eastern Baltic sub-group of the Baltic language group in the Indo-European language family, and it is neither Germanic nor Slavic.
    Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latvian_language


    Ehhh, are we getting off-topic?
    Feel free to ask for more translations 'n' stuff

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    Re: German Language

    Quote Originally Posted by asmo
    Ehhh, are we getting off-topic?
    Feel free to ask for more translations 'n' stuff
    Yeah, well said asmo. If there are more questions on latvian, you can ask in Latvian language thread or to me directly.
    BTW, that link is truly usefull (recently added to my thread). Good choice, asmo.

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    Re: German Language

    Quote Originally Posted by asmo
    Ehhh, are we getting off-topic?
    Feel free to ask for more translations 'n' stuff
    Err...sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by da_rippa

    A few other examples for pronounciation

    a - like in wonder-bra
    u - like in you
    i - like in cheek

    the rest can be seen in Miso's post ^^.

    Sagt mal, wie will man erklären, wie man das "e" ausspricht?
    I think we can say that the "e" is pronounced as in terrifying although you mostly speak it "longer" than in English words where the equivalent pronounciation is shorter. You don't stress the vowel so much.

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    Re: German Language

    Quote Originally Posted by Miso
    I think we can say that the "e" is pronounced as in terrifying although you mostly speak it "longer" than in English words where the equivalent pronounciation is shorter. You don't stress the vowel so much.
    You think that way? Try to say with the e from terrifying:

    Wie geht es dir?

    The es works flawlessly this way, but what about geht?
    Isn't too easy .
    Well, after listening to someone who pronounces everything in the right way, it should be no problem to adapt the pronunciation.

    If you wanna hear some really scary dialects, you should visit some villages around the city I live in. Or simply visit Switzerland (the "German" part), you won't know it's German they talk down there xD.


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    Re: German Language

    Quote Originally Posted by da_rippa


    If you wanna hear some really scary dialects, you should visit some villages around the city I live in. Or simply visit Switzerland (the "German" part), you won't know it's German they talk down there xD.
    The scariest German dialiect EVER (and the most ugly one) is the one spoken in Thuringia and Saxony, that is: Eastern Germany
    Actually I understand Swiss-German quite well, at least I don't need subtitles when watching the Swiss news on TV. They're often aired on German Television (3sat) and the parts in Swiss-German are subtitled.
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    Re: German Language

    Quote Originally Posted by asmo
    The scariest German dialiect EVER (and the most ugly one) is the one spoken in Thuringia and Saxony, that is: Eastern Germany
    Actually I understand Swiss-German quite well, at least I don't need subtitles when watching the Swiss news on TV. They're often aired on German Television (3sat) and the parts in Swiss-German are subtitled.
    OK, dialects spoken in Saxony... That's true, THEY ARE UGLY .

    But I mean real Swiss people, living at the countryside.
    DIE sind schlimm xD.
    Nachrichtensprecher sind was anderes. Die dürfen nicht schlimm sprechen


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    Re: German Language

    Hehe, I know what you mean
    "Das isch kccchhhain zustand nüt" But I have to admit that I somehow like the sound of Swiss-German

    However, the Swiss get full props from me for being the oldest continuous democracy in the world
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    Re: German Language

    I heard this was in German, so can anyone in this thread take a shot?
    It's in Romanji, so to speak; I apologise for the inconvenience.

    kuinshi retsutoshiyuteiru
    haizen: renze huorumeru vuento i guraru vuarukoru i shienku tsuaihi
    guritsutsu: tsuierutokuriku phone Keats haruto huieruto

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    Re: German Language

    Quote Originally Posted by euhsung
    I heard this was in German, so can anyone in this thread take a shot?
    It's in Romanji, so to speak; I apologise for the inconvenience.

    kuinshi retsutoshiyuteiru
    haizen: renze huorumeru vuento i guraru vuarukoru i shienku tsuaihi
    guritsutsu: tsuierutokuriku phone Keats haruto huieruto
    Thats not german at all o.O



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    Re: German Language

    The most aweful german 'dialect' is Low Saxon ('Plattdeutsch') if you ask me. If you know the normal German aka Hochdeutsch than you'll likely understand dialects like Hessian, Saxon, Bavarian, Frankish, Westphalian, etc... Not everything, but mostly.
    But 'Platt'? Worse than Swiss-German.

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    Re: German Language

    Quote Originally Posted by asmo View Post
    Hehe, I know what you mean
    "Das isch kccchhhain zustand nüt" But I have to admit that I somehow like the sound of Swiss-German

    However, the Swiss get full props from me for being the oldest continuous democracy in the world
    Yeah, I speak Swiss-German and I don't understand you at all.^^

    More like this:

    "Dasch esch kei Zustand!"

    And we have also very different dialects in Switzerland. You should hear a "Zürcher".

    Yeah, democracy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    @voldy18

    "Plattdeutsch" is the worst dialect ever.
    Last edited by Decir; May 23, 2007 at 07:46 AM.

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    Re: German Language

    hier is ja gar nüüüt los xD


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    Re: German Language

    Ach was, hier steppt der Bär!

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    Re: German Language

    Dialekte, hm? Tun wer auch ham, aber de Grammatik kannse hier vergeßen tun

    @mizu172 ... wir haben zwei D-threads, das hier ist der lernthread und der andere ist zum quatschen und etwas aktiver^^

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    Re: German Language

    Quote Originally Posted by voldy18 View Post
    The most aweful german 'dialect' is Low Saxon ('Plattdeutsch') if you ask me. If you know the normal German aka Hochdeutsch than you'll likely understand dialects like Hessian, Saxon, Bavarian, Frankish, Westphalian, etc... Not everything, but mostly.
    But 'Platt'? Worse than Swiss-German.
    Hey!^^

    I'm from northern germany and my grandmother often talks "platt", yeah, sometimes it's hard to understand the words but I think the dialect they speak in saxony is the worst xD

    And up here nearly everyone who can talk "platt" speaks an exelent dialect free normal german. In Hannover(also in the northern of germany) they speak the best german

    But that's too much off topic xD
    We need students to teach!^^
    Last edited by McFranky; January 27, 2008 at 05:13 PM.

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