Lucern language

Old Mar 22nd, 2015, 08:04 AM
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Lucern language

I have been to Luzern before and most folks spoke English; BUT what is the native language of residents of Luzern? Which of the 5 ?

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Old Mar 22nd, 2015, 08:07 AM
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I know of only 4 official Swiss language: German, French, Italian, Romansch. Which one is the fifth? According to Wikipedia, German is the native language of its residents.
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Old Mar 22nd, 2015, 08:18 AM
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Ii have seen Swiss German listed as an unofficial 5th language...
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Old Mar 22nd, 2015, 08:24 AM
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Swiss German is not a language, it's a dialect. However, in any case - you can count either German or Swiss German as one of the official languages, not both.

And yes, in Luzern the locals speak (Swiss) German.
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Old Mar 22nd, 2015, 09:02 AM
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There are slight differences between good German and the dialect of Lucerne.
Example: "Ich bin sehr gerne in Luzern geblieben" means in dialect "I by rüüdig gärn z'Lozärn blube".
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Slight differences, neckervd? though it makes more sense if you try to pronounce it.
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