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Video: English vs. German vs. Swiss German (Zurich) vs. Swiss German (Valais)

Saw this in my Twitter feed just now. Kind of useful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz2S9iggdzM

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Re: Video: English vs. German vs. Swiss German (Zurich) vs. Swiss German (Valais)

OMG the Swiss German (Valais)
I think, I'd rather speak French...
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Old 14.07.2014, 20:32
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Re: Video: English vs. German vs. Swiss German (Zurich) vs. Swiss German (Valais)

Bloody Nora.

Any other cantons with the crazy swiss German? The Zürich SG is bearable.
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Re: Video: English vs. German vs. Swiss German (Zurich) vs. Swiss German (Valais)

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Saw this in my Twitter feed just now. Kind of useful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz2S9iggdzM
You may have realized that Züritüütsch is closer to Standard German than to Wallisser-Tüütsch. Not to speak about Bäärn-tüütsch etc.
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Old 14.07.2014, 23:14
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Bloody Nora.

Any other cantons with the crazy swiss German? The Zürich SG is bearable.
The dialects in Zürich and Schaffhausen over the decades have moved close to Standard German. Try dialects in Bääärn and the Innerschweiz, where REAL dialects have survived
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The dialects in Zürich and Schaffhausen over the decades have moved close to Standard German. Try dialects in Bääärn and the Innerschweiz, where REAL dialects have survived
Heard this before, including the part where german-speaking swiss people debating which dialects are (sound) better
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Heard this before, including the part where german-speaking swiss people debating which dialects are (sound) better
The question is, what IS better ? A dialect which is really unique, or a dialect which makes the transition into the Standard Language easy ?

Züritüütsch and Baaaslerisch differ, true. But while Baaaslerisch is a Baadisch-Elsässisch-Fränkischi Mundart, Züritüütsch and Schaffuuserisch are sorts of Schäbische Dialäkte, and over a long while have BOTH moved a big way towards the Standard Language

This map
https://www.google.ch/search?q=deuts...e%3B1031%3B651

is clearly based on pre 1945 realities. . Interesting an amusing is to see that Züritüütsch is slowly but steadily spreading into Germany.

AND, as amazing and interesting dialects like the ones of Bernese Emmental and the Bernese Oberland may be, exactly practical they are not
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Re: Video: English vs. German vs. Swiss German (Zurich) vs. Swiss German (Valais)

The only think I understood in Walliserduutsch was "merci"..

I like the way Sandra Bullock speaks German, sehr klar...
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Re: Video: English vs. German vs. Swiss German (Zurich) vs. Swiss German (Valais)

Thank god we haven't got the same difference between Swiss French and standard French. At least you can go either side of the border and understand. I thought I spoke fluent German until I went to Oberwallis, then my confidence was shattered forever!
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The only think I understood in Walliserduutsch was "merci"..
You didn't recognize poussette and parapluie too? This video convinced me to only speak French if I ever go there again. Last time, I didn't talk to anybody there at all, huge success.

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You didn't recognize poussette and parapluie too? This video convinced me to only speak French if I ever go there again. Last time, I didn't talk to anybody there at all, huge success.
Nah, not the way that sheep farmer spoke
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You may have realized that Züritüütsch is closer to Standard German than to Wallisser-Tüütsch.
It feels like it but strictly linguistically speaking, it isn't. I must admit that you might remember Züridüütsch with less High-German "infuse" than the usual talk one hears in real life. But it's more a question of life style: Modern life is linguistically expressed in High-German adapted to dialect grammar and phonetics. The farther one is from modern life style, the more distant from Züridüütsch a given dialect seems to be. It's just due to what one talks about, not the dialect in itself.
Fact is Walliser is strange and will remain so for a while.
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