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Questions tagged [northern-german]

Norddeutsch – questions about dialects, variants and similar specific to Northern Germany

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Etymology of “tüdeln”

tüdeln - fummeln, binden; Tüdeldraht" - Draht der etwas einfach befestigt; betüdeln - umsorgen. Einträge finden sich weder bei Grimm noch Pfeiffer, DWDS zeigt ansteigende Nutzung seit den 90er Jahren....
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Long vowel quality before R

I study in Berlin and I've noticed that long vowels preceding an R have a very different quality. In specific, they are consistently more open, sometimes mixing with their "short vowel" equivalent. ...
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“Einmal” als Zusatz zu einer Bitte in Norddeutschland

Ich komme aus dem Süden und in Norddeutschland ist mir aufgefallen, wie oft dort eine Bitte oder Aufforderung mit dem Wort "einmal" eingeleitet wird: Einmal die Fahrscheine bitte. Einmal bitte ...
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What does “Mandje! Mandje! Timpe Te!” mean?

In KHM 1812/1857 #19 "Von den Fischer und siine Fru" the fisher uses the following words to summon the fish: »Mandje! Mandje! Timpe Te! Buttje! Buttje in de See! Mine Fru, de Ilsebill, Will ...
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East Frisian term for “little wifey”

I am looking for an East Frisian German term of endearment, epithet, or nickname meaning “little wifey”. My Grandmother came from there and used to call me with this term, but I can’t find the proper ...
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Wörterbücher zu norddeutschen Dialekten

Diese Woche las ich in dem gut gemachten, und auch lustigen Buch von Jürgen Meyer Wat is - Is wat? Das Ruhrstadt-Wörterbuch. Kann jemand ähnliche Bücher für norddeutsche Dialekte empfehlen?
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Origin of the surname Bargfleth

What do Barg and Fleth mean when put together? This is a family name of mine and I’m trying to trace it. There is a place called Barg in either northern Germany or southern Denmark and Fleth I’m a ...
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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.
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What is the difference between “moin” and “moin moin”?

"Moin" and "moin moin" both are popular salutations in northern Germany - I'm interested in the differences between them. Some say "moin moin" is intended as an answer to "moin", others will label ...
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Schibboleths für verschiedene norddeutsche Regionen?

Schibboleths sind Wörter, anhand deren Aussprache man die Herkunft des Sprechers zuordnen kann. Ganz allgemeines Beispiel für Muttersprachler vs. Ausländer: "Streichholzschächtelchen". Für den ...