Erzgebirgisch Classification Question
thogol at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 1 01:35:51 CEST 2008
> Yep. I forgot that I actually had very near relatives living
> very near to the Harz-colony of "erzgeb" for a very long time,
> and I never heard that this is in any way remarkable. I can't
> tell if I talked to a guy on the streets of St. Andreasberg -
> or if I did they had no reason to talk back in their "erzbgeb"
> language, assuming this could be hard for me to understand.
The Upper Harz variety is said to be close to extinct. Only elderly
people still speak it there (and do not hesitate to do so). Maybe
there are younger people too, but they seem to prefer standard-like
German and I don't expect them to teach their children
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