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German Dialects, Names & More

As I was saying in my post, Getting into German dialects, over the course of two millennia, German has developed a lot of dialects. How different are they? Let’s look at the Lord’s Prayer, the Vaterunser, in High German, in Platt, and in Swiss German. And there are dialects within dialects; Platt and Schwyzerdütsch differ from the standard language High German the most.

Hochdeutsch - High German - Lord's Prayer

and then

Plattdeutsch - Low German - Lord's Prayer

Compare those to: