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Subject: Swiss German (was: Re: new language for rockbox)
From: Christian Folini (christian.folini_at_unifr.ch)
Swiss German on the rockbox.
To make things a bit more clear: Swiss German read the normal
German in the newspapers, but speak in lot of different
dialects. These dialects differ from standard German
in so many aspects it is perfectly okay to speak of
one or multiplie Swiss German languages.
Now as i said this is usually spoken but not written,
however, amonst your friends you might write Swiss
German nevertheless althought there are no truely official
rules or orthography.
Be sure there is no SwissGerman Windows and there never
will be one, however, it supports the cult factor of
Rockbox to have a Swiss German version.
Someone proposed to have a common Swiss lang-file. This
is nonesense. It is like saying let's have a
czechian-slowakian common language. Or Danish-Swedish.
These are different tongues and although we understand
each other, watering them is no fun.
Now of course we could start an endless discussion about
which Swiss dialect should make it into rockbox. You can
have 5-10 if you want, but this is silly.
In my eyes Grison-German is the only really cool one, but others
may differ. However, i think all Swiss Germans will
agree the submitted Wallisertitsch has a very high
cult-factor. And therefore as it was the first
one submitted i would opt to have the Wallisertitsch
as the only Swiss language-file in the package.
We could call it "Swiss German (Wallisertitsch)".
Christian Folini, a frenetic rockbox user
Wir sind Phantasten. Wir glauben nicht mehr an die Intelligenz.
--- Hugo Ball, Tenderenda, um 1917
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