Nov 1, 2017 - 12:32 AM
in reply to Mark
<<"Good luck, Mark PS sorry didn't have the correct "a" for Mannlichen as using my Apple laptop not my IPad.">>
Hi Marki -
The German work around is to use "ae" for "ä" and "oe" for ö, and "ue" for "ü." The umlauted vowels represent diphthongs. In some dialects, the diphthongs are "taken apart" and spoken as two vowels in quick succession.
You can check that out by trying those spellings in the timetable.
In conventional German, so-called "High German, the " town spelled Spiez is pronounced as (English ) "Speets."
In Swiss German, it can often be heard as "Spee-ets."
And, don't worry about it too much. Especially in the Berner Oberland, decades of accommodating English travelers have caused the creation of a remarkable tolerance for mispronunciation. Still , it is nice to approximate the local version.
Good thing its not in France.
By the way, I am mildly surprised to hear that an Apple can't do everything a PC can do, and do it better an easier. ;-)
Last modified on Nov 1, 2017 - 12:43 AM by Slowpoke