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chrissi1980
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Arminius hat geschrieben:
chrissi1980 hat geschrieben:Hehe^^ Very cool thread! I have my roots into Saxony and yeah... I have a pretty hard dialect. Some of my fellows say to me: can you translate what you are saying into your dialect? We can't understand you. That sounds a bit oddly for us! But I also speak into real high german for a better understanding. :D
Do you have much exposure to Danish since you are in the north?
No, not really. Cause Hamburg is a very colorful city and culture in here is very colorful. That goes more to Sweden, cause of my boyfriend. My boyfriends daddy came from Sweden. So and my boyfriends roots are in Sweden and Lübeck (near Hamburg), and he's teaching English as well. Really colorful, right?

PS: Now I have to say goodnight. I gotta bed I'm very tired and it seems, that I could have a hard hot day.
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I don't think Hamburg is very much influenced by Danish, is it?

Arminius, what's the dialect in Kansas like?
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chrissi1980
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Keswick hat geschrieben:I don't think Hamburg is very much influenced by Danish, is it?
Hm... I'd say we're influenced by many civilizations. Of course we have Danish people into the city, but most of them are tourists. As I said I have more contact to Sweden and Swedish poeple.
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I was referring to Arminius saying that Hamburg might be influenced by Danish being so far up North. But Hamburg is not far enough in the North if you know what I mean. :D

Whereabouts in Saxony are you from by the way?
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Keswick hat geschrieben:I was referring to Arminius saying that Hamburg might be influenced by Danish being so far up North. But Hamburg is not far enough in the North if you know what I mean. :D

Whereabouts in Saxony are you from by the way?
Oh sorry for that misunderstanding, my mistake! Yeah but it's right Hamburg is not so far in the north. Of course we're high enough for Germany but there is a part of Germany wich is over Hamburg. You can say Eastern Friesland seems to be the borderline to Denmark.

I come from the capital city of Saxony, from Dresden. You know Dresden? Where the inhabitants say: nu, nu! :lol: That's it why I have a really hard dialect. It sounds very oddly and pretty funny. :wink:
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Arminius
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chrissi1980 hat geschrieben:
Keswick hat geschrieben:I don't think Hamburg is very much influenced by Danish, is it?
Hm... I'd say we're influenced by many civilizations. Of course we have Danish people into the city, but most of them are tourists. As I said I have more contact to Sweden and Swedish poeple.
Here the closer you are to the Mexican border, the more people speak Spanish. Thought it might be similar, but then again Danes aren't immigrating into Germany in massive numbers. :tongue:
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Keswick hat geschrieben:I don't think Hamburg is very much influenced by Danish, is it?

Arminius, what's the dialect in Kansas like?
Hmm... well it's fairly close to standard-American English pronunciation. I live on the border just near Missouri and a lot of Missouri folk like to insert Rs into various words, namely anything with "wash".

Ex. I'm going to go warsh the car. The capital of the US is Warshington DC.

There are other peculiarities, but I'm not quite sure whether they're specific to Kansas.
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chrissi1980 hat geschrieben:Oh sorry for that misunderstanding, my mistake! Yeah but it's right Hamburg is not so far in the north. Of course we're high enough for Germany but there is a part of Germany wich is over Hamburg. You can say Eastern Friesland seems to be the borderline to Denmark.
That's alright :) . I think Frisian is quite an interesting dialect. And related to Geordie, too... or was it Platt? Hang on I think that was Platt-Deutsch. Oups :roll: .
chrissi1980 hat geschrieben:I come from the capital city of Saxony, from Dresden. You know Dresden? Where the inhabitants say: nu, nu! :lol: That's it why I have a really hard dialect. It sounds very oddly and pretty funny. :wink:
Yes I know Dresden but I can't really remember it. I visited it about 20 years ago, maybe even longer. It was still GDR (DDR) at that time.

@Arminius: Warshington.. that's brilliant! :) Do you insert the additional r only after the vowel a, or after all other vowels as well?
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Keswick hat geschrieben:@Arminius: Warshington.. that's brilliant! :) Do you insert the additional r only after the vowel a, or after all other vowels as well?
Hmm.... to be honest I cannot even think of any other words with the inserted R other than those with "wash", however you reminded me of an important aspect. It's not so much pronounced warsh, as it is worsh. It sounds like the word "wore" as in "He wore a coat today", then add an -sh.

I've also noticed that many people pronounce vowels in certain words a bit differently, but only a few are strikingly noticeable.

We do use strange words sometimes. Although I'd just say everyone else is using the strange ones. :tongue: One can refer to a carbonated soft drink in a myriad of ways: pop, soda, coke, soda-pop. However, I can recall my brother getting pissed at my mom for saying something like, "Are you getting any pop at the show (the movie theater)?" But the fact that my mom said "pop" was eclipsed by her ridiculous usage of "show" than "movies". She's one of the R-adding Missouri folk though. :mrgreen:
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I know what you mean with "strange words". We have loads here, for example "pop" for a carbonated soft drink :) . We also say lass for a girl, lad for a boy etc. It is interesting to hear so many different words for the same thing. However, show for movie theatre is new to me.. in fact movie theatre is a word we would not use here. It's either cinema or pictures.
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Arminius hat geschrieben:
chrissi1980 hat geschrieben:
Keswick hat geschrieben:I don't think Hamburg is very much influenced by Danish, is it?
Hm... I'd say we're influenced by many civilizations. Of course we have Danish people into the city, but most of them are tourists. As I said I have more contact to Sweden and Swedish poeple.
Here the closer you are to the Mexican border, the more people speak Spanish. Thought it might be similar, but then again Danes aren't immigrating into Germany in massive numbers. :tongue:
When you're speaking from immigration into Germany, then we have many people from Turkey here. Please don't think that would bother me. No I do like Turkish people, they have an intersting culture. But we have more of them in massive numbers as from other countries. That could be similar to your country. But I know what you mean, cause my boyfriend is three or four weeks in the year in the states, and he was telling me the facts with the Mexican people. Therefore I know a little bit about the states. :wink:
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chrissi1980 hat geschrieben:When you're speaking from immigration into Germany, then we have many people from Turkey here. Please don't think that would bother me. No I do like Turkish people, they have an intersting culture. But we have more of them in massive numbers as from other countries. That could be similar to your country. But I know what you mean, cause my boyfriend is three or four weeks in the year in the states, and he was telling me the facts with the Mexican people. Therefore I know a little bit about the states. :wink:
I know about Turkish immigration into Germany..
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Keswick hat geschrieben:
chrissi1980 hat geschrieben:Oh sorry for that misunderstanding, my mistake! Yeah but it's right Hamburg is not so far in the north. Of course we're high enough for Germany but there is a part of Germany wich is over Hamburg. You can say Eastern Friesland seems to be the borderline to Denmark.
That's alright :) . I think Frisian is quite an interesting dialect. And related to Geordie, too... or was it Platt? Hang on I think that was Platt-Deutsch. Oups :roll: .
chrissi1980 hat geschrieben:I come from the capital city of Saxony, from Dresden. You know Dresden? Where the inhabitants say: nu, nu! :lol: That's it why I have a really hard dialect. It sounds very oddly and pretty funny. :wink:
Yes I know Dresden but I can't really remember it. I visited it about 20 years ago, maybe even longer. It was still GDR (DDR) at that time.
Yeah Frisian is quite interesting I heard it once, but it sounds like a foreign language. To my mind you should be born as an Frisian then you can understand what they say.

Wow... 20 years since you visited Dresden? Then was it in the age of 9 years if my calculation is correct? It's understandable when you really can't remember on it, you were a bit to young. But Dresden has really changed in that time, and became a beautiful city. Not so gray and dirt like in the GDR.
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Arminius hat geschrieben:
chrissi1980 hat geschrieben:When you're speaking from immigration into Germany, then we have many people from Turkey here. Please don't think that would bother me. No I do like Turkish people, they have an intersting culture. But we have more of them in massive numbers as from other countries. That could be similar to your country. But I know what you mean, cause my boyfriend is three or four weeks in the year in the states, and he was telling me the facts with the Mexican people. Therefore I know a little bit about the states. :wink:
I know about Turkish immigration into Germany..
Ah okay. Do you know a Turkish food wich is called kebab? That's my favorite food! :D
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chrissi1980 hat geschrieben:
Arminius hat geschrieben:
chrissi1980 hat geschrieben:When you're speaking from immigration into Germany, then we have many people from Turkey here. Please don't think that would bother me. No I do like Turkish people, they have an intersting culture. But we have more of them in massive numbers as from other countries. That could be similar to your country. But I know what you mean, cause my boyfriend is three or four weeks in the year in the states, and he was telling me the facts with the Mexican people. Therefore I know a little bit about the states. :wink:
I know about Turkish immigration into Germany..
Ah okay. Do you know a Turkish food wich is called kebab? That's my favorite food! :D
Haha! Ok, I'll give them that. Kebabs are quite tasty. I don't like them so much with the hot sauce. I like hot sauce, but just not that kind and not on kebabs. Do they put hot sauce on the kebabs in Germany? They do in Sweden; they don't in Finland; and I can't remember the other places I got them. :tongue:
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