Hello, my name is Rahel and I am from Switzerland. My mother tongue is spoken by the majority in Switzerland, Swiss German. However, nobody elsewhere understands us, therefore it is always important to improve our language skills to open up to other worlds. I appreciate my mother language, because it is inseparably connected to my culture. I see the same here, you value your own culture by using Finnish language. Whereas I want to get to know your culture better, I have to learn your language, even if it is not going to be easy.
“Schwitzerdütsch” auf Wikipedia: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schweizerdeutsch
Besuchen Sie die Schweiz: https://www.myswitzerland.com/de/home.html
German on World Atlas of Languages (WALS): http://wals.info/languoid/lect/wals_code_ger
Do you know what distributive numerals are? Check from WALS and discover why “Only in Swiss dialects of German does the je construction occur colloquially”!
3 Replies to “Rahel, Switzerland, Swiss German”
Are you the exchange student that came to St. Maries, Idaho.
Did you know Rahel?
I think I know Rahel personally, I wish it’s the Rahel I know. A mutual friend and I have been trying to contact her for a year now and we are really concerned. Please if you can, tell me how’s she doing. I don’t have any way to contact Rahel but her email address. She is not on social media and we don’t know any of her family or friends.
For your reference: Rahel and I met in Cairo, Egypt.
Looking forward to your response.