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Old 10-22-2019, 01:28 PM
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It should be noted that the notion High and Low German speakers can't understand each other is definitely untrue. They are mutually intelligible; the analogy to most English dialects versus a really sharp Scottish slang is a fairly good one.

Much Low German spoken by people who speak it exclusively today is not spoken in Germany, but in the Mennonite diaspora. Low German speakers actually in Germany usually know High German at least fairly well.
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