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On Fri, Oct 08, 2004 at 01:48:11PM -0400, Pascal A. Kramm wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Oct 2004 19:54:32 -0400, J. 'Mach' Wust <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >Where have you grown up? Where do your parents come from? Do you only speak
> >standard German or more colloquial varieties as well or even dialect?

quick interruption here . . .

You German folks seem to be using "dialect" to mean something specific;
normally it just refers to any variety of speech, regardless of whether
or not said variety is recognized as some standard.  What do you mean
by it?

-Marcos