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04-02-11, 01:07
The dialect in south-west germany known as swabian or allemanic has a lot of strange words, which are not relative to other known languages.
In addition the variance of different subclades of R1b1b2 especially R-U152 and R-L21 is very high.

Anyone any ideas?

Mzungu mchagga
04-02-11, 08:20
Strange words? Like what?

04-02-11, 20:42
Here are some examples:

Zorna : big basket
Kratta: normal basket
Hafa: pot
Hag: fence
Hagga: bull
Wadel: tail
Buzzeli: baby
Zinka: nose
Beig: heap of wood
Hes: clothes
schira: put wood on a fire
triala: when a children eats, some food don`t find the way to the mouth
motza: little children play with dirt and water
helinga: silent
welaweg: probable