When I flew to London last January I found a magazine teaching the foreigners how to speak Swiss German. To me it sounded funny - if not awkward:
"In the German part of Switzerland, people speak a dialect of German (called Swiss German or Schwiizerdütsch). Even for those who speak German, this can be a shock, because it can sound quite different and akward. Nevertheless, I suggest you give it a try. The "ch" is pronounced as in Scottish loch. Mind your throat!
Wo dore goht's zum... (vo door-eeh goo-tstzoom...?)
Zum Wohl! (tsoom vol!)
I'll have a beer, please!:
Ich möcht en Stange, bitte! (ich mu-cht an shtang-eh, bit-eeh!)
Should you visit Switzerland - you'll be well prepared with this crash course!
By the way: You might be better off with English...
♥ Emilie's daughter ♥