Even though the weather wasn't that great for this weekend the snow conditions were just awesome (knee deep powder)! I went for a freeride course with the University Sport for two days to Disentis, which is in the Canton of Graubünden - the easternmost canton of Switzerland.
In this Canton three official languages are spoken: Swiss German, Italian and Romansh. Romansh is an Italic language, a descendant of the spoken Latin language, influenced by German (but unfortunately I'm not really able to understand). Romansh is part of the Rhaeto-Romance languages as Friulan and Ladin, both spoken in Italy. Only about 50'000 people in Switzerland speak Romansh (0,9 % of the inhabitants). It makes it even more difficult that this language is divided into five different regional dialects (Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader, Puter) and each of this dialect has its own standardized written language. In 1982 Rumantsch Grischun, a pan-regional variety was introduced.
I really like the sound of this language!