If “Plattdüütsch” is a completely different language than “Hochdeutsch” (standard German), then why is it called “German”?
“Plattdeutsch” is closer to Dutch language dialects than to “Hochdeutsch”. Then why is it called “German”? Here’s an example of “Plattdeutsch” on Youtube.
My German is very rudimentary (A1) and I have no regular exposure to the language except what I get listening to Bach. Recently, I have been very interested in Bach's cantatas. It uses text from the ...
From my very personal view it looks like especially in scientific related texts Germans use in average longer sentences than in english literature. This could be wrong perception, as a lot of non ...
What do the abbreviations "nnl.", "altn." and "schw." mean in the context of etymology? Other abbreviations in the same paragraph were "mhd." (mittelhochdeutsch) and "ags." (angelsächsisch). My guess ...