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Old 10-23-2019, 05:30 PM
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Hochdeutsch is often used to describe Standarddeutsch, aka “official” German. Which did not so much arise in the mountains, but from codifying German used in literature etc. The highland Germans are disambiguated with “Hochdeutsche Mundarten” in that case.
When I spent a lot of time in Germany, I could easily tell if someone was from Swabia, Bayern or Austria, I could also easily track Kölsch and Plattdeutsch. Speech identified origin for those with a broad accent.

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