Swiss German Spoken in America

"Berne A Swiss Community welcomes you" Come with us on a voyage to the town of Berne. Walk with us through the parks and take a look at the impressive Muensterberg Clock Tower. Next to the tower is a colourful monument known as the 'Cantonal Tree', on it are various plaques, each one proudly representing the different Cantons of Switzerland. Noticeably however one of them is in the American colours and that's because this Berne is not in Switzerland! No, no, it is in fact over 7,000km away,...
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Could English Ever Become a Swiss National Language?

It seems very much hard to argue that English is not the main global language. English is worldwide the most prioritized language to learn. Not Chinese, not French and not Spanish. Currently English, possesses a threat to the status quo of the Swiss education system. The issue: Should English take preference over a national language?   English is a big deal Before we look at Switzerland as being a unique situation let’s look at how grand the scale of English is outside the small landlo...
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Almost Forgotten Language Links – From Worlds Apart

We know that a lot of languages have similarities, for instances, Spanish and Italian came from Latin. English evolved from Old German, Serbian and Russian share their Slavic roots etc. Much of this is common knowledge, but what about those linguistic relationships that are less commonly known even to those who speak such languages on a daily basis. In Jamaican Patois there’s a word known as “mumu” which is used to refer to somebody as being foolish. Here’s the interesting part, this same wor...
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