Published on Jul 31, 2012
1. "La neif ie tumeda" = The snow has fallen (has been falling).
2. It is a Ladin folk-style song.
3. The Ladin is a sub-group of the Romansh (Rätoromanisch) people of the Alps.
4. There are about 30,000 speakers of the Ladin language.
5. There are about 5 to 7 dialects of the Ladin language.
6. There are about 5 to 7 different writing systems for the Ladin.
7. For decades, people have not been able to agree on a standard writing system.
8. In recent years, efforts have been made to create a standard Ladin.
9. The subtitle text is written in a form close to the proposed standard Ladin.
10. The Ladin live in the valleys of South Tirol, which is a German autonomous region of Italy.
11. Like all Romansh people, the Ladin have been living in close contact with the Germans.
12. The Romansh culture has been influenced by both the Latins and the Germanics.
13. The Romansh language have been so heavily romanized that it now counts as part of the Latin language group. Its origin is presumed to be related to the Celtics.
Music and Lyrics: Stuffer Reinhart
Band: Die Ladiner - a duo of Otto Demetz (1959-) and Joakin Stuffer (1969-); both native to the Ladin community of Dolomiten, South Tirol, Italy.
Scenes: Early winter's farmer life in the Alps of South Tirol.