Just so you can get an idea of what it’s like for me between listening to High German vs a dialect like Schwaebisch or Hohenlohisch (which is what Thorsten speaks) I thought that I would use a video comparison.
When I hear High German….my brain interprets the language like this (my brain is the subtitles)
By the way, if you haven’t seen The Lives of Others – I highly recommend it. It’s fantastic!
But when I hear someone speak in a dialect…I feel like Liz Lemon….
hahaha! I will get there!
Until next Monday!