The Bavarians want to promote their own language more strongly again. But what if suddenly everyone in Germany only speaks dialect?
Nice things in High German: But what if one coach speaks Saxon and the other speaks Platt? Photo: Marcel Kusch/dpa
On Wednesday, the Bavarian state government once again stood out for one of its core competencies: Spreading local color. With the "Mundart Wertvoll" project, it wants to save the Bavarian dialect. Several questions arise: What use is this? Why is it always the Bavarians who do this? How are Germans supposed to understand each other when one person snacks, the other talks and the third babbles? And does the trend toward promoting dialect make any sense at all?