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Old 10-22-2008, 05:47 PM
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Chuchichaeschtili is good start, a real classic. Its what any Swiss person comes up with when asked to say something in Swiss German .
Cool...I wondered why she was so proud of "kitchen cupboard".

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Old 10-23-2008, 04:49 AM
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The next one to practice is "Zündholzschächteli" (Sarah, can you find that one, too?)... and once you can say that try this:

"Dr Pabscht het z'Spiez s'Schbägg Bschtegg z'schpoot bschtellt"

Its the most fiedishly difficult toungue twister I have ever come accross, and means "the pope ordered the bacon cutlery in Spiez too late".

A while ago the papers were full of the story of this linguistics guy who spoke about 30 languages fluently and had a smattering of about 100 more. He was sitting in a large US airport listening to a group of business men at the next table, and trying to work out what language they were talking. Probably some obscure Arab dialect he decided, and also thought it was quite a good way of preventing industrial espoinage... well, you guessed it.

I do think Swiss German is quite a cool language to be able to speak.
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:30 AM
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Either 'matches', 'matchbook' or 'matchbox'?
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