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Swiss German for yodelling!

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New "hobby", yodelling (!) will take me to German speaking parts more and more often. I can speak German, so that's not a problem, but I intend on joining some "yodelling trekking" group in the Summer and potentially could be the only non Swiss German. Does anyone know a website where one can pick up all the basics.


I know, you're going to tell me that it differs from one valley to the next, but there must be things they have in common.


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Re: Swiss German for yodelling!

You are jesting, right (please re-assure me)?
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Re: Swiss German for yodelling!

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I know, you're going to tell me that it differs from one valley to the next, but there must be things they have in common.
I'm not expert in this field, but I can submit a few items.

There are very few common phrases, although there are some that are the same even in all parts of the country. For instance, "Jahuuladuliee" (pr.: yahoo-lah-doo-lee-AYE) means Confoederatio Helvetica in all four national languages, with just slight differences in intonation.

Within most Swiss German areas, "Judiheirassa" (pr. "yoody-HIGH-russah" will be interpreted as, "Let's dance" or "Let's make woopee," while in the financial district of Zurich City, it sounds more like, "You wouldn't believe it, but those idiots did accept my tax return."

In Central Switzerland, "Jololoohuittüü" (sorry, no exact transliteration possible) means "Get off of my fence." In the German speaking parts of Valais (Goms and surrounding valleys) the same phrase, just with a somewhat longer "üü" is used to chase binge-drinking tourists out of the village. The basic meaning is the same, though.

Oh, there's another phrase that's uniform in the whole country (almost forgot about it!): "Hujolijoliheedalajolijolihoo" (pr. hoo-yoly-yoly-HAY-dah-lah-yoly-yoly-HOE" means, "Let's raise the milk price -- screw the gubmint."

Admittedly not much, but I hope it helps.
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Re: Swiss German for yodelling!

the real trick will be learning to yodel in French subtitles, that way you can double your fanbase.



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I'm not expert in this field, but I can submit a few items.

There are very few common phrases, although there are some that are the same even in all parts of the country. For instance, "Jahuuladuliee" (pr.: yahoo-lah-doo-lee-AYE) means Confoederatio Helvetica in all four national languages, with just slight differences in intonation.

Within most Swiss German areas, "Judiheirassa" (pr. "yoody-HIGH-russah" will be interpreted as, "Let's dance" or "Let's make woopee," while in the financial district of Zurich City, it sounds more like, "You wouldn't believe it, but those idiots did accept my tax return."

In Central Switzerland, "Jololoohuittüü" (sorry, no exact transliteration possible) means "Get off of my fence." In the German speaking parts of Valais (Goms and surrounding valleys) the same phrase, just with a somewhat longer "üü" is used to chase binge-drinking tourists out of the village. The basic meaning is the same, though.

Oh, there's another phrase that's uniform in the whole country (almost forgot about it!): "Hujolijoliheedalajolijolihoo" (pr. hoo-yoly-yoly-HAY-dah-lah-yoly-yoly-HOE" means, "Let's raise the milk price -- screw the gubmint."

Admittedly not much, but I hope it helps.

But there is no "ee" sound in pure Swiss yodel! Wrong dictionary!
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You are jesting, right (please re-assure me)?


What do you think I've been doing all this time away from English Forum??
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Re: Swiss German for yodelling!

Can't you go and Yodel with the Fribourgeois in French- at least

I initially went to work in London so I could go to the Isle of Wight to see The Who, The Stones and Jimy Hendrix- and 40 years later- I come back with a British OH who wants to learn how to play the .... accordion, FFS- but at least he has the sense to play Brassens, Ferré, Brel, Dassin and the like- not Swiss musette (he had never played music before, amazing how good he's got starting aged 63).
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But there is no "ee" sound in pure Swiss yodel! Wrong dictionary!
There is no "üü" sound in pure Swiss yodel either. But how pure is "pure"?
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Re: Swiss German for yodelling!

Start by imitating Tarzan

To be honest, I'd contact the (regional) "Jodlerverband" and ask for addresses near you, particularly local clubs - can't beat person-to-person and it's likely to be very inexpensive

Schweizer Jodlerverband (those below are sub-sections)

Westschweizerischer Jodlerverband
Bernisch-Kantonaler Jodlerverband
Nordwestschweizerischer Jodlerverband
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Re: Swiss German for yodelling!

Meanwhile in Japan...

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There is no "üü" sound in pure Swiss yodel either. But how pure is "pure"?

Ask the expert: Barbara Klossner (she's my coach!)


http://www.barbaraklossner.ch/video/
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Re: Swiss German for yodelling!

Genfer Jodlerverband??




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Start by imitating Tarzan

To be honest, I'd contact the (regional) "Jodlerverband" and ask for addresses near you, particularly local clubs - can't beat person-to-person and it's likely to be very inexpensive

Schweizer Jodlerverband (those below are sub-sections)

Westschweizerischer Jodlerverband
Bernisch-Kantonaler Jodlerverband
Nordwestschweizerischer Jodlerverband
Zentralschweizerischer Jodlerverband
Nordostschweizerischer Jodlerverband
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Ask the expert: Barbara Klossner (she's my coach!)


http://www.barbaraklossner.ch/video/


And I forgot to add the amazing Rüdi Roth, whose composition De Harzemösler was used as the opening and closing soundtrack of the film Grand Hotel Budapest, for which an Oscar was awarded. This is the one we performed in Geneva train station's new hall on Sunday!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9h-_LTOsqw
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Genfer Jodlerverband??
Last time I checked Geneva was in what's called the Westschweiz. It's good to see you're proficient in german.
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Last time I checked Geneva was in what's called the Westschweiz. It's good to see you're proficient in german.


Wow, wow, having a moment, are we? I can tell my West from Ost, but you should also know that Geneva always stood apart from the rest of Switzerland...after all, die Welschen themselves invented the word "die Genferei" to highlight how it stands apart.


And, moving on, if it is easier to find yodelling associations in Vaud and Le Pays d'en Haut, they are in short supply in Geneva.


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Re: Swiss German for yodelling!

Obviously you can't be bothered with doing a little work by yourself. I'm sorry I posted the links in the first place.
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Obviously you can't be bothered with doing a little work by yourself. I'm sorry I posted the links in the first place.


The laziness comes from the one who could not spot a tad of humour and sarcasm in the first place!
This below is to show you how well I know my Swiss geography, if Marie-Therese Porchet is to be trusted!


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Re: Swiss German for yodelling!

You simply have to remember the basic, in English the formular would be: "Are you going to get the wireless or am I going to get the wireless" or in Swiss accended German: "Hol du die Radio oder hol I die Radio"
It´s as simple as that.
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