Which part of Germany is best for learning standard German?

Monday, November 02, 2009


That's a question that gets asked a lot with a language with as many regional variants as German, and this page provides an interesting answer: parts of the country that speak a type of German close to that one would find in textbooks aren't necessarily the best places to learn the language, because the closer to standard German you get the easier it is for them to blend together. It therefore concludes that areas where Low German (the north) are better because there Low German and High German have traditionally been treated as separate languages, and thus the distinction between them is clearer.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boschur min liewer Dave !

Das isch relativ : Alle Regione von Dietschland unn Österrich sinn gudd dofor, will's iwwerall Akzente gitt. Nur isch die Schwiz usszuschliesse, will die Litt in em Land do haaptsächlich ihr Dialekt schwätze.

Olivier (wo versucht, e bissien in Rhinfränkisch zu schriwwe..)

Novparl said...

Boschur ook!

The trouble with German is that it's based on the Martin Luther Bible. Luther's dialect was about as far as you can get from Low & High German. So Fru became Frau, unnecessarily.

Novparl said...

Boschur ook!

The trouble with German is that it's based on the Martin Luther Bible. Luther's dialect was about as far as you can get from Low & High German. So Fru became Frau, unnecessarily.

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