Sunday, July 03, 2005

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?


I found this a few days ago at Armin's The Ministry of Propaganda and have decided to give it a try. From July 4 - 8 the idea is to blog in a language different from the one you would normally blog in. More details can be found here if anyone else would like to participate.

Since my French and Spanish are not fit to be seen in public, I'll be attempting to blog a bit in German every day along with my regular entries. And yes, a translation will be provided for the linguistically challenged.

12 Comments:

At July 04, 2005 6:16 AM, Blogger SwissTwist said...

Great idea, I've decided to participate too, give me some German practice. Thanks for informing us. I look forward to seeing how everyone goes with it.

 
At July 04, 2005 7:39 AM, Blogger christina said...

Excellent, Marisa! I look forward to reading your posts.

 
At July 04, 2005 8:58 AM, Blogger J said...

Blech! I refuse to blog in a language as vile as German.

 
At July 04, 2005 9:38 AM, Anonymous inactualfact said...

After reading that Armin is doing Scots - I think I'll be trying Swabian myself.

 
At July 04, 2005 9:44 AM, Blogger christina said...

J - aww, come on, give it a try!:-)

N - Swabian would be great, all I can do is Hochdeutsch.

 
At July 04, 2005 10:42 AM, Anonymous inactualfact said...

C - yes, but Hochdeutsch is the regional dialect up there, isn't it?

 
At July 04, 2005 10:52 AM, Blogger christina said...

Well, Hochdeutsch is Hochdeutsch, it's not really a dialect at all. Or were you trying to be funny? :-)

 
At July 04, 2005 2:34 PM, Blogger J said...

Oh all right, but don't expect much. Definitely expect a lot of grammar/spelling errors, as I rarely write in German.

 
At July 04, 2005 8:20 PM, Anonymous actual said...

....consults linguist friends (and bizarre regional separatists).... Isn't Hochdeutsch merely a regional dialect which has been enforced upon an entire nation? (see France).
I insist that you say yes, or ja, or aye, as my next post will be in my Northern English dialect from the area that produced most of the American "rebels" of the 1780s - would have been more appropriate for today.....

 
At July 04, 2005 8:30 PM, Blogger christina said...

Aye it is! I looked it up too and there seems to be some confusion as to whether Hochdeutsch is a dialect or not because it's "standard" German, meaning that's it's spoken the way it's written. Most people who speak a dialect will also be able to speak Hochdeutsch, but not vice versa, I guess.

 
At July 04, 2005 9:48 PM, Blogger J said...

'Most people who speak a dialect will also be able to speak Hochdeutsch'

I know it was only a guess, but in my experience, many can't.

 
At July 04, 2005 10:22 PM, Anonymous Haddock said...

Achtung!.....fur you Tommy zee var is over!
And that's about as far as my 'German' will get on my Blog, as to be quite frank my German is terrible. I could get Mrs Haddock to translate for me, that that would be cheating.

Tschüss

 

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