Gottemeitschi means godmother, but in which German dialect and region? What is the masculine form, plus granduncle, grand aunt, etc? And how do they compare to their high German, or formal, counterparts?

This question was asked because translators did not recognize the word Gottemeitschi.


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I speak the language, Gottemeitschi means goddaughter. Meitschi is a Term for Mädchen (Girl) commonly and specifically used around Bern. Most Swiss German speakers in northeastern Switzerland would say Gottemeitli instead.

The term Göttibueb is used for godson, Götti for godfather and Gotte for godmother.


It looks like that in a Swiss dialect Gottemeitschi actually means goddaughter, although i don't have a reliable source besides a blog page.


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