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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 ownQuote:
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.Originally Posted by asmo
BTW, that link is truly usefull (recently added to my thread). Good choice, asmo.
Err...sorry.Originally Posted by asmo
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.Originally Posted by da_rippa
You think that way? Try to say with the e from terrifying:Originally Posted by Miso
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.
The scariest German dialiect EVER (and the most ugly one) is the one spoken in Thuringia and Saxony, that is: Eastern GermanyOriginally Posted by da_rippa
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 .Originally Posted by asmo
But I mean real Swiss people, living at the countryside.
DIE sind schlimm xD.
Nachrichtensprecher sind was anderes. Die dürfen nicht schlimm sprechen
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
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.
haizen: renze huorumeru vuento i guraru vuarukoru i shienku tsuaihi
guritsutsu: tsuierutokuriku phone Keats haruto huieruto
Thats not german at all o.OOriginally Posted by euhsung
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.
More like this:
"Dasch esch kei Zustand!"
And we have also very different dialects in Switzerland. You should hear a "Zürcher".
"Plattdeutsch" is the worst dialect ever.
Last edited by Decir; May 23, 2007 at 07:46 AM.
hier is ja gar nüüüt los xD
Ach was, hier steppt der Bär!
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^^
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.