Please help me decipher this

Started Feb 27, 2008 | Discussions thread
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BIJ001 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,333
Re: pesky "high german"

AFAIK, High (or Written) German is what keeps the language together.

There are German dialects which differ each from other more than Slavic languages considered different. Without a common Written German the dialects would drift away into local languages.

Grüße,

Iván

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