Agenda culturel romand (alternatif).
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- SVP what does 'romand' mean? Google Translate leaves it the same.Mar 10, 2014
- It's the French-speaking Swiss (and the French-speaking region is sometime called la Romandie). I hate the term (which has no equivalent for the German-speaking Swiss) as it tends to imply some form of national identity beyond the common language (but some people begin to believe in it, and there his some pressure for it from the national TV and radio in French and the national (or supra-cantonal) daylies and weeklies in French. But "francophone" would look ridiculous.Mar 10, 2014
- But I thought that there was another language called Romansch (I was told this by German speakers) which is the fourth language of Switzerland? So how can the French claim the 'Roman' bit?Mar 11, 2014
- Yes, the two other languages are Italian (in Ticino and part of Graubünden (Grisons) and Rumantsch which is an obscure and vaguely mysterious language (divided in 7 dialects, now unified in one synthetic version) spoken by a few thousands people in the Grisons).
I don't think the words Romand (Western, French-speaking part or Switzerland) and Rumantsch are related at all.Mar 11, 2014
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