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It's printed on the sides of a bottle opener. There's a logo for Warteck beer (from Switzerland). One side says:

"E halli Freud. La vie en blonde."

And the other side says:

"E halli Freud. Una chiara gioia."

There are two dots over the the "a" in "halli".

Any ideas? "La vie en blonde" is "Life as a blonde", but what about everything else?
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Finnish & Italian I think.
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Are the two dots an umlaut? a la motley crue? (jeff could probably put the character up there with his keyboard)
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On 2009-05-12 23:05, Nosher wrote:
Finnish & Italian I think.


don't know about Italian, but that's not Finnish. I know because I am Smile
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On 2009-05-13 02:16, mvmagic wrote:

don't know about Italian, but that's not Finnish. I know because I am Smile


Thanks. I thought it might be because of Matti Hälli. Worth a guess, anyway. Smile
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If it is a Swiss beer wouldn't the logical guess be French. The words look like they have a Latin origin so I have to guess French.
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If it's a local Swiss language, then it would be German, French, Italian or Romansh.

It does not appear to be German or French.

I happen to be in Basel today, so I'll keep my eyes open for a Warteck beer and find a local to ask.

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According to the translater at http://www.dictionary.com "Una chiara gioia" is Italian for "a clear joy".

John
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The best lack all conviction, while the worst
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Yes. The two dots are an umlaut.

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On 2009-05-13 01:35, kcg5 wrote:
Are the two dots an umlaut? a la motley crue? (jeff could probably put the character up there with his keyboard)
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If I had to guess, I'd say "E halli Freud. La vie en blonde." means "All hail Freud, long live the blond!" But I really don't know. Sounds cool though.
"All hail Freud! Long live the blond!" Might get that on a t-shirt.
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