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.
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... Others were borrowed into Romansh during the Old High German period, such as glieud 'people' from OHG liut or surs ... nearly' is likely derived from Middle High German bald, balde 'keen, fast' as are surs ... nüz 'use' from Middle High German nu(t)z, or losch 'proud' likely from Middle High German lôs ...
... The Swiss submission is decided annually by the Federal Office for Culture ... In 1994, the Swiss entered but were disqualified in a controversial ruling in which AMPAS determined that one of the favorites, Krzysztof Kieslowski's Red, was not a majority Swiss production ... Xavier Koller and Swiss-based French director Jean-Luc Godard have each been selected to represent Switzerland three times ...
... Chuchichäschtli in Swiss German, meaning "little kitchen cupboard" is nearly unpronounceable for outsiders because of the frequent /χ/ (note that the middle one is ... Most Swiss would pronounce it /ˈxʊxɪxɛʃtli/ with velar fricatives ... im Jahr, wo der Fux am Schwanz nid het Haar" in Swiss German, meaning "There's not one day in a year, when the fox has no hair on his tail" ...
... Alemannic varieties, thus similar to Middle High German, were only gradually replaced by the forms of New High German ... writing were considered the original, truly Swiss forms, whereas the New High German forms were perceived as foreign innovations ... in an Alemannic language, but since 1527, the New High German forms were gradually adopted ...
... P-27 are a Swiss rap group from Basel, Switzerland ... with the first rap track that featured rhymes in Swiss German, on the song "Murder by Dialect" (1991) featuring Black Tiger, featured on the second Fresh Stuff compilation ... Lyrics were partly in English, partly in Swiss German ...
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