Swiss german, spoken

John.Cowan jcowan at
Mon Jun 13 14:17:40 CEST 2005

Michael Everson scripsit:

> I see. According to the Ethnologue that would be Alemannisch?

"Alemannisch" is indeed an alternate name listed by the
Ethnologue, but the standard name used by the Ethnologue (and
a fortiori by FDIS 639-3) for "gsw" is "Schwyzerdütsch"; see  I retract my
earlier claim that "Spoken Swiss German" is the standardized name.

(The "d" looks a little funky to me, but what's in a name?  A roze by
any other name would smell as sweet.)

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