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Old 30.10.2020, 11:16
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Re: Swiss German in School

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As I see it, one of the key things that help, when integrating into a country or language zone, is to accept that the locals are going to, and will, and are free to, and have every right to, speak their own language the way they speak it in their own area. That's just nature. The local language is part of the basic cultural fabric of any place. It is neither better nor worse not bluer nor greener than any other language anywhere else. It is what it is, and that's the fact of the matter. The sooner one develops ways to deal with that, amicably, the easier life gets.
Swiss-German is a bit different as it doesn't have a defined written form.

For those who have a brain that works better in a visual way than in an aural way - it does make it much more difficult.

It cracks me up when Swiss friends write on social media and write the same word with different spelling every time they use that word in a post.

Talk about making it up as you go along!
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