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Counting in Swiss German

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Language overview

Swiss German (Schwyzerdütsch, Schwizertütsch, Schwizertitsch) is any of the Alemannic dialects spoken in Switzerland, in some Alpine communities in Northern Italy, as well as in Liechtenstein and Austrian Vorarlberg. It belongs to the indo-european family, and more precisely to the Allemanic subgroup of Germanic. It counts about 6.5 million speakers.

Due to lack of data, this program can only count accurately up to 99 in Swiss German. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Swiss German numbering rules

  • Digits and numbers from one to twelve are specific words: eis [1], zwöi [2], drü [3], vier [4], füf [5], sächs [6], sibe [7], acht [8], nüün [9], zäh [10], euf [11], and zwüof [12].
  • From thirteen to nineteen, the numbers are formed from the matching digits, adding the word for ten (zäh) at the end: dryzäh [13], vierzäh [14], füfzäh [15], sächszäh [16], sibezäh [17], achtzäh [18], and nüünzäh [19].
  • The tens are formed by adding the suffix -zg at the end of the digits, with the exception of ten: zäh [10], zwänzg [20], dryssg [30], vierzg [40], füfzg [50], sëchzg [60], sibezg [70], achzg [80], and nüünzg [90].
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, the tens and units are joined with the word e (and), but the unit is said before the ten (e.g.: füfedryssg [35], zwöiesibezg [72]). When compound, the digits one and seven change slightly (e.g.: einefüfzg [51], sibenenüünzg [97]).

Books

Die Schweizermacher. A Swiss German TutorialDie Schweizermacher. A Swiss German Tutorial
by , editors Books on Demand GmbH (2003)
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Hoi ! et Après… Manuel de Survie en Suisse AllemandHoi ! et Après… Manuel de Survie en Suisse Allemand
by , editors Bergli Books Ltd (2008)
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Numbers list

  • 1 – eis
  • 2 – zwöi
  • 3 – drü
  • 4 – vier
  • 5 – füf
  • 6 – sächs
  • 7 – sibe
  • 8 – acht
  • 9 – nüün
  • 10 – zäh
  • 11 – euf
  • 12 – zwüof
  • 13 – dryzäh
  • 14 – vierzäh
  • 15 – füfzäh
  • 16 – sächszäh
  • 17 – sibezäh
  • 18 – achtzäh
  • 19 – nüünzäh
  • 20 – zwänzg
  • 30 – dryssg
  • 40 – vierzg
  • 50 – füfzg
  • 60 – sëchzg
  • 70 – sibezg
  • 80 – achzg
  • 90 – nüünzg

West Germanic languages

Afrikaans, Alsatian, Bavarian, English, German, Luxembourgish, North Frisian, Pennsylvania German, Plautdietsch, Saterland Frisian, Swiss German, and West Frisian.

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