Monday, October 6, 2008

Is Swiss German different from German?

It has been a while since my last posting. I hope to get back
to doing this thing daily this week. Some have asked me this
question about living in German speaking Switzerland. Well you might
ask, is the language really any different from Germany?

Here is a nice example I drew from an I received today. It is
inviting everyone to enjoy some food.

There are pastries (gipfeli) in the Kitchen for the taking.

es hät gipfeli i de chuchi
es hat gipfeli in die Küche

You can see the how different it really can be. I had to look at it a while before I could puzzle it out. But just an example of the adventure of everyday life here.

And yes, the gipfelis were tasty!