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German as used in Liechtenstein (was: Re: Language Identifier List up for comments)

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 17:03:24 +0900
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To: "Mark Davis" <mark.davis@jtcsv.com>, "John Cowan" <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>, <ietf-languages@alvestrand.no>

At 02:31 04/12/18, Mark Davis wrote:

 >> The Standard German used in Liechtenstein is as different from German
 >> German as Swiss Standard German is, really?

Mark - Would you care to give some examples? You have lived
closer to Liechtenstein than I.

I can easily give examples of differences between Standard German
(as used in Germany) and written German as used in Switzerland
(the easiest being the absence of a sharp s in Swiss orthography).
German as used in Liechtenstein (if defined at all) may be a combination
of characteristics from German as written in the three neighbouring
countries (Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, the latest not
being an immediate neighbour but not too far away).

Looking at http://www.gesetze.li/, the language used in various
laws in Liechtenstein seems to be extremely close to what's
used in Switzerland. And legal language may be a good example,
because there are strong differences in this area between
Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Regards,    Martin. 
Received on Monday, 20 December 2004 08:18:01 UTC

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