Swiss German for Lepidoptera

Daniel L. Geiger dgeiger at SCF-FS.USC.EDU
Thu Jun 11 12:18:30 CDT 1998

In Swiss German (my Dialekt is the one of the town of Basel) it is
"Summervogel". Note the difference to High German, but similarity to
Norwegian, Danish and Yiddish. Litterally "Summervogel" means "bird of

>Schmetterling       German

>Sommerfugl         Norwegian
>Sommerfugl        Danish (same as Norwegian)

>Zomerfeygele  and Flaterl   Yiddish

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