in reply to Re^4: Inclusion of Raku on PerlMonks
in thread Inclusion of Raku on PerlMonks
This explains why you think a high German dialect doesn't sound like high German for you.
But the term is originally meant in geographical sense because Low German was spoken in the low parts and High German in the "high lands" approaching the Alps.
Anyway it's a gradual dialect continuum, the "borders" are only defined by consonant shifts like s to sh.
An original Hamburger (not the sandwich) like late Helmuth Schmidt pronounced st in "Stein" like in English "stone" and not like Shtein.
And in the South West and Switzerland you'll often hear "du hast" pronounced like "du hasht".
But be assured people from the Palatine which is a neighbouring region to where I live have no big problems understanding Pennsylvania Dutch.
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Re^6: Inclusion of Raku on PerlMonks
by talexb (Canon) on Oct 24, 2019 at 19:35 UTC