Alpe Huesli - little help please

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  1. Gregg Wannabe

    Gregg Wannabe Just killing time

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    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?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. CourtFisher

    CourtFisher Been here awhile

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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/hüsli/

    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.in...seen_ausstellungen/grafenhausen_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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  3. Gregg Wannabe

    Gregg Wannabe Just killing time

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    Thank you so much, this is very helpful.

    Cheers,
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  4. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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    alpe is mountain huesle is little hut, little mountain hut is close enough.
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  5. Cooltours

    Cooltours Rider of passion

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    ....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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  6. Gregg Wannabe

    Gregg Wannabe Just killing time

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    <a href="http://s1275.beta.photobucket.com/user/GreggWannabe/library/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y450/GreggWannabe/AlpeHuesli.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"/></a>

    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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    :huh

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

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

    :nono :D
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  8. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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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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  9. AlpineGuerrilla

    AlpineGuerrilla Been here awhile

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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.

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    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 :lol3
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  10. Gregg Wannabe

    Gregg Wannabe Just killing time

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    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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  11. MichaelJ

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    You say that like it's a bad thing :D

    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 :evil
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  12. fluff34567

    fluff34567 Long timer

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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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  13. Gregg Wannabe

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    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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