LINGUIST List 33.345

Fri Jan 28 2022

Software: Bavaria's Dialects Online

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 19-Jan-2022
From: Manuel Raaf <>
Subject: Bavaria's Dialects Online
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We would like to draw your attention to a new and free online database about the dialects of Bavaria:

Bavaria's Dialects Online (short: BDO; Bayerns Dialekte Online) is the digital language information system of the three projects "Bavarian Dictionary", "Franconian Dictionary", and "Dialectological Information System of Bavarian Swabia". The database combines the research results of dialect research in the State of Bavaria and presents dictionary articles linked with the particular research data in a freely accessible online tool.

BDO is not only aimed at scholars of German languages, but explicitly also at the lay public interested in these three dialects. The system shows the richness of the dialects of Bavaria in combination. With the new database, one will be able to compare the vocabulary of Old Bavaria, Franconia and Swabia. Authentic evidence is used to illustrate the dialect words in their variety of meanings and regional distribution, as well as to show their use in idioms, proverbs, and much more. BDO allows a whole new look at the vocabulary of the dialects of all parts of the State of Bavaria.

For your own research, you are able to download your search results or even the entire database of the application.

For more info about the project, visit:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Bavarian (bar)
                            Frankish (frk)
                            German (deu)
                            Swabian (swg)
Language Family(ies): German

Page Updated: 28-Jan-2022