From: Paul Jakma (paul at domain clubi.ie)
Date: Tue 02 Oct 2001 - 01:50:23 IST
On Tue, 2 Oct 2001, Niall O Broin wrote:
> Indeed, and what is Schweitzer-Deutsch (or schweetser-douche, as
> it's pronounced) but German with an (actually, one of many)
> accent, very many different spellings (some quite interestingly
"gruzi mittenand" is the one i remember, took me ages to figure out
why the heck people kept saying this whenever they walked into room.
phonetic: clock times are interesting, they add a "ey" to the end. eg
> South, East and West, I never heard anything other than "merci" used as
> other word do you refer to ? (Unless perhaps viel Mals, pronounced awfully
> like fieldmouse, and meaning simply "many times"
that's the one... "merci viellemals" or something. but yes, just
"merci" is a lot more common.
> - quite analogous to "Cead Mile Failte" except of course that in
> the Irish version, there's only one source language involved.)
> And I don't mean pollution in a bad sense here - I actually love the sound
> of Swiss German - much more mellifluous than High German in any of its many
yes, it does sound much better than Hoche Deutsch. sort of 'singing'
flavour to it.
> regional variations. And they use SuSE Linux a lot in both Germany and
> Switzerland (in a vain attempt to bring a little Linux in here, and to
> rekindle the distro wars :-) ).
well, the Swiss aren't perfect. :)
mind you, if it came to a distribution war, SuSe might do quite well
if they got the swiss involved. RH/deb/etc.. with their paintball
guns Vs SuSe and their Swiss rifle carrying contingent.
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