Sprach-Geschichte

Warum wir Deutsch sprechen, nicht Schwäbisch

Beinah wäre der schwäbische Dialekt zur deutschen Sprache schlechthin geworden. Aber warum sprechen wir dieses Deutsch? Morgenpost Online sprach mit dem Germanisten Karl-Heinz Göttert über die Geschichte unserer Sprache, Luthers Einfluss und die Gründe für die Großschreibung von Substantiven.

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Morgenpost Online: Wieso sprechen wir eigentlich Deutsch – und nicht eine romanische Sprache, die auf dem Lateinischen beruht? Der Laie würden sagen: Weil wir von den Germanen abstammen. Aber die Nachfahren der Franken, die jenseits des Rheins leben, sprechen heute Französisch.

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