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From: Rose Vetter <>
Subject: Re: [DVHH] Schwob - Schwabe - Swabian - New Attempt
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:19:00 -0800
Thank you for that, Nick. For our non-German or non-Swabian/Schwowisch
speaking Donauschwaben, this would be worthwhile to print out and save for
You might also want to note the correct words for female Schwaben. As a
woman I can't resist mentioning that ;-)
Singular (high German): "Schwäbin".
Singular (dialect): "Schwowin"
Plural (high German): "Schwäbinnen"
Plural (dialect): "Schwowinne"
On 20 January 2012 12:26, Nick Tullius <> wrote:
> Please disregard my previous e-mail on the same subject - I tried to use a
> table, but the server tore it to pieces. Here I am trying to send the same
> information, but without a table. I hope it will go through without getting
> At the general request of one important person, I would like to repeat my
> suggestions for a terminology that is grammatically correct in both English
> and German and also in at least one group of "schwowisch" dialects (there
> was no single dialect; every village used its own variation).
> English Deutsch
> Singular Plural Singular Plural
> Singular Plural
> Swabian Swabians Schwabe Schwaben
> Schwob Schwowe*
> Danube Swabian Danube Swabians Donauschwabe Donauschwaben
> - -
> Banat Swabian Banat Swabians Banater Schwabe Banater Schwaben
> - -
> Danube-Swabian Danube-Swabian donauschwäbische donauschwäbische
> schwowischi schwowische*
> folk dress folk dresses Tracht
> Tracht Trachte*
> * Here the ending letter “e” is pronounced like the letter “a” in the
> English word “about” (may be pronounced differently in some villages or
> Schwowisch being a subset of German, German spelling is used for its words.
> It would be very difficult to use English to phonetically reproduce its
> sounds (it is given on some websites).
> According to an old saying, “everybody has to become blessed in his/her own
> fashion”. Many “personalized spellings” can be expected to be used. Even if
> we would all use a single set of spellings just in our written
> communication, it would certainly simplify understanding for our
> Best regards,
> Nick Tullius
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