|From:||Thomas Leigh <thomas@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 6, 2002, 23:46|
Thomas Weir wrote:
> IIRC, Surselvan still has the remnants
> of a case system as well. People always forget the little
> Romance languages!
Really? None of the varieties of Rumantsch I have books on (Surmiran,
Upper Engadine, Lower Engadine, and Rumantsch Grischun) show any more of
a case system then French, Spanish, etc. But then, Sursilvan is the one
major Rumantsch dialect I don't have a book on. I'd be very interested
to find out more, if you can find a reference.
Christian Thalmann wrote:
> Surselvan is a local dialect of Rhaeto-Romance ("Rumantsch"), the
> weird-sounding and even weirder-looking endemic romance language
> of the alpine canton Graubünden ("la Grischa") of Switzerland.
And, I would like to add, Rumantsch is *the* coolest Romance language in
the world, period. I'd speak it if I knew how to read German so I could
understand my textbooks! :)
To experience a little of the glories of Rumantsch, check out the web
site of Radio e Televisiun Rumantscha at http://www.rtr.ch/, and if you
have the Real Player and speakers, do not fail to listen to the Schurnal