Aigle Castle - Vineyards - Summer

New temporary exhibition at the Château d’Aigle, the Vines, Wine and Wine Labels Museum.

May 21, 2021

The exhibition "Helvétismes - Spécialités linguistiques " highlights the richness of the Swiss language.

Visitors can discover these typically Swiss variants of German, French or Italian until October, the 3rd at the Château d’Aigle, the Vines, Wine and Wine Labels Museum.

"Helvétismes" are part of the Swiss language culture and are used in everyday life. Some of them come from the influence of other national languages and others are formed within the cantons. For example, in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, we use a "foehn" to dry our hair, we say "schmolitz" when we decide to be on a first-name basis, and we eat "knöpflis" while swallowing a "schlouc d'oeil-de-perdrix". In German-speaking Switzerland, one goes to the "Coiffeur", eats "Zucchetti" and makes a note of appointments in one's "Agenda". In the Italian-speaking part of the country, people eat "birchermüesli", drink "panachés" and sleep in a "schlafsack".

This information is taken from the attached press release of the Château d'Aigle.

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