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With /ue/, it is very Swiss. Schnutzelbär is more Germany's German.
My Ex's Aunt & Uncle used it. (Echt Kölsch)
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My Ex's Aunt & Uncle used it. (Echt Kölsch)
Do they pronounce u and e separately? As a diphtongue? Ripuarisch can have a kind of Dutch /œj/ for high German long /u:/ or /au/.
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Old 28.07.2016, 23:53
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Do they pronounce u and e separately? As a diphtongue?
Only after a couple of beers.
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Only after a couple of beers.
Then your spelling is confusing and purely personal. Neither Swiss nor German.
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Then your spelling is confusing and purely personal. Neither Swiss nor German.
Were you there?
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Were you there?
You spellt the word "Schnuetzelbär" and don't justify your spelling. That's all there is to the matter. What you spellt is not German, it is a spelling of your invention, I don't mind, but I say it the way it is.
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You spellt the word "Schnuetzelbär" and don't justify your spelling. That's all there is to the matter. What you spellt is not German, ait is a spelling of your invention, I don't mind, but I say it the way it is.
I spelt it specifically as they pronounced it. Be a pedant if you will. You weren't there, so you may be applying your Duden inappropriately.

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I spelt it specifically as they pronounced it. Be a pedant if you will. You weren't there
No, pronunciation is never as simple as a spelling, you spellt what you made out of what they pronounced. Huge difference, but perfectly normal, we all do. I understand that you don't like Duden, I happen to like the German language and I was asking you if you were trying to spell a ripuarisch diphtongue, which you don't want to answer to, This is highly unserious an answer to a simple question. As you obviously have no idea what I am asking about, you are free to write yet a message to get the last word, I don't mind.

But my question stands: were you trying to spell a dialectal diphtongue? If that is pedant then thanks for the compliment.
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Re: Swiss German nicknames for romantic partners

Just thought of another one:

"Dipshit"

Oh wait, that's English, and also not a term of endearment.
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My wife called me " Well Hung"! Then I start to understand English .I was so proud . To understand English
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If that is pedant then thanks for the compliment.
I'm pretty sure that pedantry is the preferred means of demonstrating affection in Germany.

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Re: Swiss German nicknames for romantic partners

Bäri is what my SO likes to be called
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''Sexy Hexy'

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