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In Austrobavarian Adding on to what Hubert said, this is generally true for the entire Austrobavarian dialect continuum. Most of these contractions are formed without the loss of any letters (compared to when one of the individual words is said without the other being close), save the assimilation of similar vowels (nm -> mm). It's really hard to say if ...


As described here there is not just one Austrian or Bavarian dialect. So what I say here is true for the east of Austria. I am not sure if it is true for the Tyrol or Vorarlberg too. (I have no idea about the Dialect spoken in Vorarlberg) The words »semma« and »emma« do not exist. But there are other, similar words for »sehen wir« and »essen wir«: sehen ...

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