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post #31 of 45
Lo siento, pero no hablo Aleman.

Bienvenido!
post #32 of 45
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Originally Posted by dp
Hey Si- are you on summitpost, too?
Afraid I'm not. Just found that site by googling for an English site on the Hohe Warte. It looks pretty good though. Do you hve experience there?
post #33 of 45
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Originally Posted by barbarella
Hi I am Barbarella from Austria and want to participate to all your discissussions. Sorry for my not perfekt english, but i will effort!
Greetings from the Arlberg
barbarella
Loved your movie...Hasta la vista, baby.
post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by ssh
barbarella, welcome to EpicSki... I hope you get great snow this year, and one of these decades, I'll get over there to ski...

As regards your language skills, there are few here who actually speak or type well-formed English. So you'll not have an problems, I would expect. If you do, start typing in your native tongue and shut 'em up.

Once again, welcome...
Do you count yourself among those that know how to capitalize, spell and use proper English?
post #35 of 45
Oh, and Barbarella, I would love to gleem from your knowledge of St. Anton, as this will be my first visit. Thank you for the offer, welcome and expect a PM!
post #36 of 45
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a PM?
post #37 of 45
"Private message"
post #38 of 45
Not to be confused with a BM but sometimes they smell the same.

Welcome Barbarella. This probably is not a good classrom for learning "The Queens English" but if you figure it all out you will have a great command of "functional english".
post #39 of 45
Hello, Barbarella, welcome.
post #40 of 45
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Originally Posted by sibhusky
Gruess Gott!
Wow, somebody who really knows the dialect. I saw another post that said that Bavarian and Auatrian was very close to High German - NOT!!! Hochdeutsch is what they teach in school. Anybody that knows Hochdeutsch and thinks they can get by in lower Bayern or Oesterreich (or Schwaben for that matter) has another thing comin'. And on the flip side, if you say Gruess Gott to a Hochdeutscher, they will likely reply (with a sneer) "I will when I see him". Sorta like my first couple of weeks in LA (lower Alabama). I'm sure it was American English they were speakin' but this hick from VT couldn't understand a word....
post #41 of 45
I lived in Vienna for a year. Unfortunately, any dialect I learned was supposedly only spoken and not "spellable". Of course, Wienerisch is NOT the same as whatever is spoken in Tirol.
post #42 of 45
Si- summitpost is a great site for mountaineering. Lots of great information, terrific photography, trip reports, etc. Highly recommended.

And welcome, Barbarella!
post #43 of 45
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Originally Posted by bjohansson
Wow, somebody who really knows the dialect. I saw another post that said that Bavarian and Auatrian was very close to High German - NOT!!! Hochdeutsch is what they teach in school. Anybody that knows Hochdeutsch and thinks they can get by in lower Bayern or Oesterreich (or Schwaben for that matter) has another thing comin'. And on the flip side, if you say Gruess Gott to a Hochdeutscher, they will likely reply (with a sneer) "I will when I see him". Sorta like my first couple of weeks in LA (lower Alabama). I'm sure it was American English they were speakin' but this hick from VT couldn't understand a word....
Now you stand to be corrected for sure. Hochdeutsch may be similar to Schulesprache but it is what is spoken in High German provinces meaning those which are furthest from the various seas and river mouths of the Germanic coasts. I learned Schulesprache at Harvard. It was useless, though, to me in Bavaria and Austria.
post #44 of 45
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Hi, it´s right we speek german in Austria but in the whole country we have all different dialects and "TIROLERISCh" is nearly not comparable to HOCHDEUTSCH. It´s really hard to understand. Also for other Austrians
Greetings Barbarella
post #45 of 45
AT Skier, HoechDeutsch *is* the German Language as we know it, and as they teach at school. Same as Italian, spoken by every Italian and taught at school, being nothing else than a standardized version of the dialect spoken in Florence.
Then, in each region, the "local flavour" is added on top of it. Dialects are another thing altogether. My own dialect (the dialect spoken in my village) is totally different from the one spoken 8 km away in the neighborouing province (county)
My ex-wife is German. I think I still remember a thing or two...
I remember that in her Town there is also spoken a dialect called "Platt", but the HOECHDEUTSCH is the language commonly used since it's a uni town, and many youngs are coming there from the whole Germany to attend the universities.
As for "Gruess Gott" it is true that if said in the Central/ Northern part of Germany it won't be well received. But it's a standard greeting in the Southern part of Germany, Tyrol (Austria) and South Tyrol ("German" speaking region of Italy, or better, officially bilingual region)
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