January 17th, 2008

Swiss german is a spoken language (dialect), not written.
The content here is something like this: "the well tempered bass tuba is the most important instrument in punk rock. It remains silent, holds itself back, observes and plans. Because it wants radical evil." Its from a text by Dietmar Dath ("100 facts I learned about music the hard way"). english translation attempts are mine, the text is in german.


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    PPWEISS 4 years, 8 months ago


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    Corporatist 6 years, 6 months ago

    Wow! this sample is superb. The quality, the content, the description, and the translation of a really cool quote! Happy as can be over here.

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    --DeletedUser-- 7 years, 3 months ago

    That Taktlos cover is a beauty!! Can I see the interior of the book as well?

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    afaict 11 years, 5 months ago

    hammerklavier: yes swiss german is different. It's a heavily distorted version of german, i.e. a dialect. The accent here is from the Berne region.

    Bram: I'm afraid you can't find the text on the internet. It's from a book called "Taktlos Musiklesebuch" which was done for the last edition of a fine music festival called "Taktlos" here in Switzerland.
    you can see the book cover here: http://www.engeler.de/Taktlos_schutz.pdf

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    Bram 11 years, 5 months ago

    hahaha, superb sentence. :)

    I tried looking for the original text (perhaps in translated form) but couldn't find it... Help! :)

    - bram


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