german = weinen. BUT, Swiss german ( Alamanisch) - graenne' ( i write ae because i don't have the umlaut sign on my spanish keyboard.to put on the "A" it is common practice to write " ae" in that case. Swiss german (I Alamanisch) ist Mittelhochdeutsch). that's why you will find so many words similar to the Scandinavian languages and to Dutch as well and also so different from Hochdeutsch ( which the Swiss germans call :" Schriftdeutsch " or written german because they don;'t speak it between themselves.only with foreigners who happen to speak German.I am a ROMAND, that means a french-speaking Swiss. But I also speak Swiss german ( Alamanisch).