Dialects from the German Language area 1900

Dialects from the German Language area 1900

“Honest question, can anyone who speaks German easily understand another speaker from each of these areas? – It depends on how strong the accent is. If people just use slightly different words or pronounce them differently, its usually no problem. But some dialects are like another language. In northern Germany, there is fresean and “Plattdeutsch”, which are extremely different from German. These dialects can usually only be understood by people who speak them themselves. It is similar for bavarian, but not that extreme – Bavarian is WAY easier to understand for a Standard German speaker than ACTUAL low German”

Greater Austria

Greater Austria : a proposed state in the mid Nineteenth century, in which all Habsburg- dominated areas would join a German confederation

“I don’t know who would be more upset at this proposal: Prussia or Hungary?”