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Old 11-15-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Alpe Huesli - little help please

I just bought a swiss chalet style mountain cabin with a plaque on the front saying Alpe Huesli, which I think means Little Mountain House. I have not had any luck in translating it exactly from internet sources. The best I can find is Alpe Husli. Is this Swiss German? Is the plaque spelled wrong? Can someone help me out and tell me the exact dialect and translation?

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Old 11-15-2012, 06:18 PM   #2
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It's Swiss German.
I don't know if the "dialect" is any more specific/ local than Swiss German.
See:
http://www.forvo.com/word/h%C3%BCsli/

The spelling "Huesli" is equivalent to "Husli."
English (and now even some German) keyboards change the original
German Hüsli (with a German umalaut--2 dots over the letter U, or any vowel) into UE, to indicate that the original spelling was with an umalaut.
Most English keyboards don't have/ can't display the German umalaut.

See also
http://www.schwarzwald-tourismus.inf..._museum_huesli
and several other links with a google search.

http://www.destinationleavenworth.com/destinations/108/
"Das Husli is...A slightly Americanized version of the Swiss-German name meaning “cute little house,”

enjoy your cabin

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Old 11-16-2012, 05:51 AM   #3
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Thank you so much, this is very helpful.

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Old 11-16-2012, 01:20 PM   #4
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alpe is mountain huesle is little hut, little mountain hut is close enough.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:15 AM   #5
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Yes, it is "Cute littel Alpine Hut"...

....and everybody's envy you for that, a bit more or a bit less, mainly depending where it is and how it looks:-)
So, pics?
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:45 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone

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The "cute little mountain hut" is in Lake Tahoe. Hard to read but the sign on the upper deck says Alpe Huesli and under it is a coat of arms type plaque that says Basel on it.

The house needs paint so I have been researching color schemes to bring out and celebrate the chalet style which I like.

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:52 AM   #7
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The "cute little mountain hut" is in Lake Tahoe.


Don't DO that to us. Tahoe! Meh!

Not, you understand, that Tahoe isn't great, it's just that we thought...

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Old 11-21-2012, 05:16 AM   #8
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The "cute little mountain hut" is in Lake Tahoe. Hard to read but the sign on the upper deck says Alpe Huesli and under it is a coat of arms type plaque that says Basel on it.

The house needs paint so I have been researching color schemes to bring out and celebrate the chalet style which I like.
Ah is it black or red and facing left or right ? As there is Basel land and Basel stad, different cantons with different insignias.

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Old 11-26-2012, 08:15 AM   #9
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Ah is it black or red and facing left or right ? As there is Basel land and Basel stad, different cantons with different insignias.

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You can see it in the picture - it's the black "Baselstab" from Basel-Stadt (Basel city), pointing to the left.



How did the hut turn out to bear the name Alpehüsli? And why is there a Baselstab on it? Would love to hear some story about it.

Cheers from Basel
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You can see it in the picture - it's the black "Baselstab" from Basel-Stadt (Basel city), pointing to the left.



How did the hut turn out to bear the name Alpehüsli? And why is there a Baselstab on it? Would love to hear some story about it.

Cheers from Basel
Your picture of the crest looks correct. I am curious as well about the signs and will post up information as I get it. I feel a bit snoopy however.

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Old 11-27-2012, 03:59 AM   #11
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I feel a bit snoopy however.
You say that like it's a bad thing

You're only being snoopy if it's a private matter*. Painting it on the side of a building pretty much negates any thought of privacy. What you're doing is investigating history - and anyone who affixes a coat of arms to a building is more than likely willing (and eager) to bend your ear for a few hours.

* or you're dancing on top of a doghouse
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ah i couldnt see the photo from my work computer....


alpine.. are you part of the basel expats facewank ( facebook) group?
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You say that like it's a bad thing

You're only being snoopy if it's a private matter*. Painting it on the side of a building pretty much negates any thought of privacy. What you're doing is investigating history - and anyone who affixes a coat of arms to a building is more than likely willing (and eager) to bend your ear for a few hours.

* or you're dancing on top of a doghouse
Turns out the previous owner is a noted anthropologist/archeologist. I never spoke with him during the purchase and he appears to enjoy his privacy, so I will not "out" him here. I do however have a good reason to contact him and will ask what the connection to Basel is.
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