On Sun, 29 Oct 2006 22:32:07 +0100, Thomas Dent wrote:
> Also leads to the unanswerable question, was Bach's German so similar
> to today's Hochdeutsch? The legend goes that Thuringia was the source
> of modern German, mainly due to Lutheran influence,
whether due to Lutheran influence or not, it is true and not just a
legend. No other dialect has even the remotest similarity to modern
Hochdeutsch. Not today either.
A better question might be what "modern Hochdeutsch" has to do with
"good German" as it was seen by the foremost writers, even today...
'Dogs look at you like they know
what you've done, and they're going to tell the other dogs'