Why you would take this class if you are interested in learning German?
This is a
good question, since you will notice that nearly nowhere in
In order to get from High-German to Saxon, you have to become lazy with your tongue, avoid hard consonants at all costs, combine several letters into voiceless ‘sh’-sounds, turn ah sounds into uh sounds – and you are nearly there.
But fear not, the local people want to be understood, and thus have a tendency to speak really loudly to foreigners, while reversing the above-mentioned conversions. This results not in High-German of course, but in a sort of negative Saxon. Oh well.
matters worse, in the
you do want to practice the language, and do enjoy linguistic twists, I do
believe you will find pleasure in many of these tricks, which often come
together with expressions and sayings that make no sense if literally
translated into English. Also, you may find the cultural experience rather
interesting. The human interactions in this part of
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