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Learning the original language would help. One can pick up the reuired dialect afterwards.
I meant 'required'.
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Thnks for sharing this link.
Swiss German (German: Schweizerdeutsch, Alemannic German: Schwyzerdütsch, Schwiizertüütsch, Schwizertitsch) refers to any of the Alemannic dialects spoken in Switzerland and in some Alpine communities in Northern Italy. Occasionally, the Alemannic dialects spoken in other countries are grouped together with Swiss German, as well, especially the dialects of Liechtenstein and Austrian Vorarlberg, which are closely associated to Switzerland's.[citation needed Linguistically, Swiss German forms no unity. The linguistic division of Alemannic is rather into Low, High and Highest Alemannic, varieties of all of which are spoken both inside and outside of Switzerland. The reason "Swiss German" dialects constitute a special group is their almost unrestricted use as a spoken language in practically all situations of daily life, whereas the use of the Alemannic dialects in the other countries is restricted or even endangered.
What is Swiss German? Swiss- Switzerland??
Occasionally, the Alemannic dialects spoken in other countries are grouped together with Swiss German, as well, especially the dialects of Liechtenstein and Austrian Vorarlberg, which are closely associated to Switzerland's.
I'm moving to Switzerland this September for school. I'll be staying there for four to five years, and I want to learn Bernese Swiss German (the particular dialect of where I'll be living) so I can fit in with my peers. I've gotten a lot of comments saying "Just learn High German, it's better for traveling/easier to learn (because there are materials)/nobody speaks Swiss German except the Swiss, etc.". Those are valid points, but don't address the reason I want to learn how to speak Swiss German. If I don't speak the local dialect, I won't fit in. It's as simple as that.