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If French speaking Switzerland is Suisse Romande, what is German speaking...

Switzerland referred to as by the Germans? The same for the Italian speaking community?

Sorry, a random thought!
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Old 23.11.2010, 19:33
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Re: If French speaking Switzerland is Suisse Romande, what is German speaking...

Deutschschweiz
Svizzera italiana

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Switzerland

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Re: If French speaking Switzerland is Suisse Romande, what is German speaking...

Assuming from the suisse romande perspective, the german part is referred to as "suisse allemande"
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Re: If French speaking Switzerland is Suisse Romande, what is German speaking...

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Switzerland referred to as by the Germans? The same for the Italian speaking community?

Sorry, a random thought!
Majorities typically do not need an extra label... When saying "Schweiz" do Germans first of all think about the German speaking part. The Italian part is mainly one Canton (yes, yes, and some villages...), so you typically call it Tessin/Ticino rather than "Italian speaking Switzerland"...
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Re: If French speaking Switzerland is Suisse Romande, what is German speaking...

"Superior?"
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Re: If French speaking Switzerland is Suisse Romande, what is German speaking...

"Backwards"?
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"Backwards"?
Tja, chasch denkä!
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Old 24.11.2010, 16:55
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Assuming from the suisse romande perspective, the german part is referred to as "suisse allemande"
La suisse alémanique (place)
Les suisses allemands (people)
Suisse allemand (language)
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Re: If French speaking Switzerland is Suisse Romande, what is German speaking...

Us
Them
Oh, and them

Not forgetting the forgotten ones (Rumansch)
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Re: If French speaking Switzerland is Suisse Romande, what is German speaking...

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Les suisses allemands (people)
not bourbines or totos?
swiss french are sometimes called the "russians" (I've only heard it in the army though) or "welsh"
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Old 24.11.2010, 17:31
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La suisse alémanique (place)
Les suisses allemands (people)
Suisse allemand (language)
Les "bourbines" according to romand humourist "Marie-Thérèse Porchet"
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Old 24.11.2010, 17:35
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Re: If French speaking Switzerland is Suisse Romande, what is German speaking...

OMG! The Romande share their bit with the Welsh! No wonder they are so miserable.



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Re: If French speaking Switzerland is Suisse Romande, what is German speaking...

The Romanshs call their linguistic area La Rumantschia.

The map above is somehow pessimistic for the Romansh (but not unrealistic), as in lower Engadin, one comes to +30% minority only with counting the second residences. From Zernez up, it's half-half or minority for Romansh.
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Re: If French speaking Switzerland is Suisse Romande, what is German speaking...

This guy (Marie Thèrese) seems a little bitter to me.
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Re: If French speaking Switzerland is Suisse Romande, what is German speaking...

@Faltrad
Speaking of which, is Friulian a dialect of the Italian language or a dialect of the Retoromanisch language?
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Re: If French speaking Switzerland is Suisse Romande, what is German speaking...

Friulan is a dialect of nothing. It is one of the languages of the rhetic group (Friulan, dolomitan ladin, Romansh). They each have dialects of their own. I would have prefered them to be called ladin languages, but nobody asked me.
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This guy (Marie Thèrese) seems a little bitter to me.
I saw him/her at a Circus Knie show. Was very funny actually, but it's really romand humour (with the caricature involved).
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Re: If French speaking Switzerland is Suisse Romande, what is German speaking...

Thanks all for your responses.
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Re: If French speaking Switzerland is Suisse Romande, what is German speaking...

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Friulan is a dialect of nothing. It is one of the languages of the rhetic group (Friulan, dolomitan ladin, Romansh). They each have dialects of their own. I would have prefered them to be called ladin languages, but nobody asked me.
Thank you for your answer (I'm sorry I forgot to kindly ask, I was in a hurry and forgot my manners)!
Next week (because my company pays) I will start a Swiss German course (Züridüütsch). I got my hands on some textbooks...Errr..That's not a dialect of the German language!! It is a language in and of itself (me thinks)...
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