Andrew (aindreas) wrote in linguaphiles,

Can anyone tell me about the dialect(s) in Saarland? I'm going to be living in a small town called Tholey, and I'm wondering how pronounced the differences are from Standard German. My German teacher told me stories about how she would travel around the country and not be able to understand other Germans, and they would switch from their dialect to High German when she entered the room (ergo, they were as good as two different languages). Is it like this still? Will people be speaking completely differently than from what I'm learning in my books? Wikipedia has scanty information on it, but I'm wondering if anyone can tell me some first-hand experiences. Thanks!
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