Language quiz

Here’s a recording in a mystery language. Do you know or can you guess which language it is and where it’s spoken?

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14 Responses to Language quiz

  1. Podolsky says:

    A German dialect.

  2. ekill says:

    Perhaps the Bavarian one?

  3. Colin says:

    I admit my German is rusty, but it sounds just slightly too far off to be a dialectal difference. I’m guessing I’m wrong and it’ll turn out to be German anyway, but I’m going with Frisian.

  4. Jerry says:

    Definitely not Frisian. Something German, certainly. Something Plattduutsch, an eastern dialect probably.

  5. Jonathan Katz says:

    Maybe Danish, spoken in Denmark, Germany, and Greenland?

  6. Anders says:

    It’s German for sure. But what dialect….He says ‘grot’ instead of ‘gross’, I think. That means it’s a northern dialect.

  7. Alan Coady says:

    I don’t know German, but the “tunes” sound Germanic – especially towards the end of the recording.

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  9. BG says:

    (Without looking) It sounds like a dialect/language of Germany. Vielleicht Bayrisch?

  10. d.m.falk says:

    My first thought here was Swiss German. It’s DEFINITELY a German dialect.


  11. Voytec says:

    My bet goes for Plattdüütsch.

  12. Simon says:

    BG & ekill got it – it is Bavarian (Bayerisch) and the recording comes from YouTube.

    Even though I don’t understand much of the video, I get the joke. It’s probably funnier if you understand the Bayerisch.

  13. Siäch says:

    It’s a mock about a TV campaign against illiteracy. If you know that, the joke is much funnier.

  14. BG says:

    Yeah! Bavaria is the only part of Germany I’ve been to so that’s what I guessed. It did sound somehat familiar though.

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