FiliTour Nr. 6: Chesa Antupada
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In the Chesa Antupada lived the last representatives of the Romanesque village dialect, the siblings Anton (1896-1982) and Babetta Lorenz (1904-1980).
Until the end of the 19th century, Romansh was mainly spoken in Filisur, but then gradually replaced by German. Languages in 1910 still 21.92% of the Population of Filisur Rhaeto-Romanic, today it is only just 3%.
Since 1938, Romansh has been one of the four national languages. It is divided into the five idioms Surmiran, Putèr, Vallader, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan – and into numerous village dialects. In the lower Albula Valley, Surmiran is still spoken in everyday life. The Filisur Romansh was characterized by the Surmiran and the Putèr from the Upper Engadine.
In the audio you will have the opportunity to listen to the Romanesque village dialect of Filisur. Babetta Lorenz speaks in a broadcast from 1954 on Swiss radio about the tradition of baking bread, Romansh - far paun. The audio file can be found at the back of the pictures.
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