Dating a swiss german
Dating a swiss german
For writing, standard German is mostly used, though Swiss-German dialect is particularly popular on informal writing (e.g. With the ongoing globalization and immigration, mixing Swiss-German dialects with English (quite often even with pseudo English) or speaking so called "Jugo-Deutsch" (German pronounced as immigrants coming from the former Yugoslavia region tend to pronounce it) has also become trendy for youngsters. The vowels in swiss german are unlike the english vowels closer to the german and latin pronunciations.
In 1995, also in Germany, the traditional notation was replaced in the DIN 5008 standard, which defines common typographic conventions, with the ISO 8601 notation (e.g., “1991-12-31”), and becoming the prescribed date format in Germany since 1996-05-01.Week numbers according to ISO 8601 and the convention of starting the week on Monday were introduced in the mid 1970s (DIN 1355).These conventions have been widely adhered to by German calendar publishers since then.However, leading zeros were allowed according to machine writing standards if they helped aligning dates.The use of a dot as a separator matches the convention of pronouncing the day and the month as an ordinal number, because ordinal numbers are written in German followed by a dot.In written German, time is expressed practically exclusively in the 24-hour notation (–), using either a colon or a dot on the line as the separators between hours, minutes and seconds. The standard separator in Germany was the dot (DIN 1355, DIN 5008) until 1995, when the standards changed it to be the colon, in the interest of compatibility with ISO 8601.
The traditional representation with dot allows to drop the leading zero of hours and is usually followed by the literal string “Uhr” (e.g., “6.30 Uhr”).
Especially in business communication, written or spoken, it is common to use week numbers with the abbreviation KW, for kalenderwoche ("calendar week"), so the last example would be in German "Wir erwarten die Lieferung in der 49.
KW" or just a little shorter "Wir erwarten die Lieferung in KW 49".
The latter is beginning to become more popular, especially in IT-related work and international projects.
Since portions of the population continued to use the old format, the traditional format was re-introduced as alternative to the standard yyyy-mm-dd format to DIN 5008 in 2001 and DIN ISO 8601 in September 2006 but its usage is restricted to contexts where misinterpretation cannot occur. Dezember 1991”) continues to use the little-endian order and the ordinal-number dot for the day of the month.
For example, "Fine, thank you" is Guet, merci; with guet being the German word for good/fine, while merci is from the French "thank you".