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Basler dialect word for wristwatch.

A "gällereti"? Really? A "Quelle heure est-il?"

That's what by Baslerdytschsshchshc teacher told us.
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Re: Basler dialect word for wristwatch.

Gelleretli

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A "gällereti"? Really? A "Quelle heure est-il?"

That's what by Baslerdytschsshchshc teacher told us.
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Re: Basler dialect word for wristwatch.

That’s an old Swiss word that’s still known today in the deep jungles of Muotathal.
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Re: Basler dialect word for wristwatch.

https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...o%20wristwatch

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Re: Basler dialect word for wristwatch.

Somewhat irrelevant and a bit nasty.
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Re: Basler dialect word for wristwatch.

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Completely irrelevant and NSFW.
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Re: Basler dialect word for wristwatch.

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A "gällereti"? Really? A "Quelle heure est-il?"

That's what by Baslerdytschsshchshc teacher told us.
Confirmed in Blick!

https://www.blick.ch/news/schweizer-...r-id18405.html
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A "gällereti"? Really? A "Quelle heure est-il?"

That's what by Baslerdytschsshchshc teacher told us.
Exists in Berndeutsch too as

GELLERETLI

Both Berne and Basel** had Patrician families (Patrizier = noble caste [irony]) who used French as language to discern themselves from the hoi polloi , that rabble although was quick to learn too and many a french word got swissfied, in Berndeutsch you'll find loads of such words.

**In Basel they were called 'dr Daig'.....a famous, contemporary Bernese patrician Lady(amongst a few others) was Madame de Meuron. I remember her well and was always awed when I spotted her in town as a child.

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Re: Basler dialect word for wristwatch.

GELLERETLI


such a wonderful word but these days if you really use it 7 out of 10 will not recognize the word.

1 will know it because he/she just finished a Baslerdytsch course
1 will know it because he/she's read about it in the Englishforum
and 2, an elderly lady and an elderly man, will fall immediately in love with you
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Re: Basler dialect word for wristwatch.

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Exists in Berndeustch too as

GELLERETLI

Both Berne and Basel** had Patrician families (Patrizier = noble caste [irony]) who used French as language to discern themselves from the hoi polloi , that rabble although was quick to learn too and many a french word got swissfied, in Berndeutsch you'll find loads of such words.

In Basel they were called 'dr Daig'.....a famous, contemporary Bernese patrician Lady(amongst a few others) was Madame de Meuron. I remember her well and was always awed when I spotted her in town as a child.



PS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise...beth_de_Meuron
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