kevin wrote:I don't know about you, but I can't speak other German dialects authentically. I can understand some of them quite well and make myself understood, but that's the first stage. Mastering the details is something that you would even need to do for other German dialects before you can speak them at an advanced level.
It could depend on what is meant by "authentically". Some people, possibly including SGP, too, would sometimes be able to speak other dialects in a next-to-native way when it is about basic conversations only.
(This is something different from knowing them at beginner's level when speaking as someone who hasn't got any heritage connection with them, while, in addition, it is also clear that he only does it for the purposes of tourism or something similar
Like a, for example, Bavarian speaking like Hamburger Diggahs [can't translate "Diggah" to English...] just to sell more Bavarian Sweets to them for the purpose of the Maximum Money Making Effect only).
And sure, mastering the details can be even rather difficult for a great number of non-native flavors, dialects, and ... etc.