Is German and Swiss-German really two different languages?
I think Roger says three and a half. It depends on the dialect, but I'm told that to speakers of standard High German, Swiss German is incomprehensible upon first hearing, although they can adapt to it fairly quickly, without of course being able to speak it.
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"I couldn't even tell you who the No. 1 ranked tennis player in the world is right now," Federer said. "It's probably me, still. It is, isn't it?" The Onion
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