In our 8th blog post of German dialects and second part of Upper German we look at the Franconian language – Fränkisch.
Wikipedia says:”Franconia (German: Franken, also called Frankenland) is a region in Germany, characterised by its culture and language, and may be roughly associated with the areas in which the East Franconian dialect group, locally referred to as fränkisch, is spoken. It commonly refers to the eastern part of the historical Franconian stem duchy, mainly represented by the modern Bavarian administrative districts of Lower, Middle, and Upper Franconia, the adjacent northeastern parts of Heilbronn-Franken in Baden-Württemberg, parts of Thuringia south of the Rennsteig ridge, and small parts of Hesse. However, there is no fixed area that is officially defined as Franconia.”
So, how does it sound?
Watch some of the following videos and enjoy understanding everything …. or not ☺
I have also found a ‘dictionary’:
If you ever manage to go to the Nürnberg Christmas Market you might hear “Mengs a Schdiggla Schdolln zu ihrm Gliehwain?”
Any guesses what it means?
“Would you like a piece of stollen with your mulled wine?”
Of course I would ☺
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