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Can I learn Swiss german somehow somewhere ? or is it just always learning German first and than some accents and special words ?

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  1. 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.

18/03/2015 08:09:51
sarita (0 Post)  

vERY WELL WRITTEN.
30/03/2015 11:35:41
Parag (0 Post)  

Learning the original language would help. One can pick up the reuired dialect afterwards.
04/04/2015 12:53:16
Dweep (2 Post)  

I meant 'required'.
08/04/2015 08:56:02
Dweep (2 Post)  

Check out this link.

http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/swissgerman.php

 
15/04/2015 10:49:56
Jazz Kaur (0 Post)  

Thnks for sharing this link.
20/04/2015 11:58:05
sujal (0 Post)  

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.
10/07/2015 12:52:47
Ravina (0 Post)  

Nice article.
27/07/2015 12:55:10
kadam (0 Post)  

What is Swiss German? Swiss- Switzerland??
28/07/2015 12:27:35
jessline (0 Post)  

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.
02/12/2015 06:11:37
twinkle (0 Post)  

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. 
09/12/2015 05:36:15
zipo (0 Post)  

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