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MeInHoney - 31.10.2006, 15:43
Just one single question...
Can you write Frida in German or not?I admit I´m a little confused because everybody´s telling something different...but when she lives in Switzeland, she should speak German, eh? :shock: :wink:
jacko10 - 31.10.2006, 15:48
Not really , Switzerland from what I gather is a multilingual country, Swiss, French, German, Italian amongst others
Carribean - 31.10.2006, 19:12
Swiss German is very different from the so called hoch Deutsch that is taught in Swiss schools.
MeInHoney - 31.10.2006, 19:39
Well, it´s pronounced different, but the grammar´s the same....but I´m just confused cause on abbasite many people said Frida spoke German.
I don´t know. :?
Carribean - 31.10.2006, 19:41
The pronounciation is very different. I speak German very well but I hardly understand Swiss.
There are some people who claim Frida speaks German but she has been interviewed for German tv in 2004 and very recently and did both interviews in English.
But maybe Frida is just unsure about her skills!
MeInHoney - 01.11.2006, 17:18
Hmm...I actually don´t think Frida has a lack confidence lol :wink:
But wel, I´ll juust write in English, because that she will understand! :)
ps:Me as German don´t get Swiss either.
jerry@theoffice - 03.11.2006, 14:35
Sorry to get a bit off-topic now...
Actually, there is not a spoken language that's called Swiss German. Swiss German contains of dozens of different dialects that are spoken in the German speaking part of Switzerland. Sometimes it's even hard for the Swiss to understand a certain dialect. As I live in the north, it's very difficult for me to understand the people from the southwest, the part where Frida lives/used to live (wasn't it Zermatt?). The dialect from the northeast or the northwest is of course closer to the dialects that are spoken in the south of Germany. :wink:
Carribean - 03.11.2006, 22:02
Thanks Jerry and you are right.
I mean: It is said that in some parts of Switzerland German is spoken. But the Swiss that I have heard does not sound like German at all. These people however did speak German (hoch Deutsch) and told me they learn it in school.
So they do speak a Swiss dialect that has little or nothing to do with German?
jerry@theoffice - 04.11.2006, 08:12
As I said in my first post, there are dozens of dialects in Switzerland, which are, of course Swiss dialects. A language called "Swiss" does not exist, neither does "Swiss German". All the dialects together are commonly called Swiss German, because they are spoken in Switzerland. Just as the Austrian dialects are spoken in Austria and the German dialects are spoken in Germany. Some of them are closer to the language "German" and some are not. The written language, in books and newspapers, in these three countries is German. We here in Switzerland therefore learn German in school, but we never speak German with each other, only with foreigners. Our mothertongue nevertheless is called German. So, in fact, there are four different languages "spoken" in Switzerland: German (which means: all the dialects), French in the west, Italian in the south, and Rhaeto-Romanic (just a tiny bit) in the southeast.
Some hundred years ago, the Dutch dialects used to be classified as German dialects, too. But the Dutch at some point were clever enough to classify their different dialects as one language called Dutch (Algemeen beschaafd Nederlands/Standaardnederlands). Something that never happened here in Switzerland. Therefore the language that Switzerland, Germany and Austria (and Liechtenstein, of course) have in common, is German (Hochdeutsch). Dutch and the Swiss dialects have some words in common, which are different in German (e.g. room - Raam - Sahne).
Hope that helps. :)
PrincessReuss - 05.11.2006, 15:58
I know that she wasn't able to speak German when she first met her father.
I think that this may changed.
I can imagine that Heinrich was speaking German ( also the swiss-accent). So maybe she learned it, too. :roll:
did anyone ever met her? (and she talked in German?)
Maxi-saxi - 06.11.2006, 04:07
Not sure but I did read somewhere where Frida can speak several different languages, so who know's :lol:
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