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Swiss German. .tStress & Tone

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Please note: the writing is in German, but the speaking is in Swiss German
- an unwritten collection of dialects. The symbols are for the original German

Tone   Sprechen Sie Deutsch?
(Do you speak German?)
    Wie alt bist du?
(How old are you?)
    Kalt, nicht war?
(Cold, isn't it?)
    Entschuldigung!
(Sorry!)
    Ich verstehe nicht.
(I don't understand)
   
Verstehst du, was ich meine?
(Do you see what I mean?)
    Noch einmal, bitte.
(One more time, please)
    Schön! (Great!)
       
Stress   Computer, Video, Superman
    Heimweh, Arbeit,
Nebel, schrecklich
    gefährlich,
langweilig, verstehen
    Schadenfreude,
Zauberflöte, ungefährlich
    Wahrscheinlichkeiten,
drogenabhängig, überwältigend
       
.

 

Our warmest thanks go to ...

Speaker Geographical origin Date of recording
Approx age
Mala Niederer
Sandro Cocchi

Bern
Z
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March 30th, 2001
April 2nd, 2001
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