Thread: Literary Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:34 AM   #13
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I'm not that advanced in the book but there are many dialects in Germany. I can only imagine they were more pronounced at the time Thomas Mann wrote this book. I remember Schwebisch (from the Constance lake? = Bodensee) which is even worse than the usual Swiss German. Even when those people tried to speak High German, so that I could understand, the words they used and how they phrased things was indeed strange...

I need to install a German dictionary on my reader before I go any further, I fear I'm missing too much from the descriptions without it...
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