Post by Dag T. Hoelseth
Thanks for the confirmation and for the information about Wort and La
Voix, it was very much appreciated. My comments might have seemed
somewhat pedantic, but I thought it was important to get the facts
right for future references.
Last time I was in Luxembourg I believe Wort (the printed version) had
sections in all 3 languages (German, Luxembourgian and French), but my
memory might have fooled me?
Not necessarily. Most of LW's articles are in German but there are a
quite a few in French, too. Luxembourgish is used for the occasional
light "roubrique" as well as the death notices (! Almost the first
Luxembourgish I learned were "We have the sad duty to announce the
death of our beloved...") and other such social notices (marriage,
birth), and the occasional letter to the editor. If you take into
account the fact that you sometimes come across small items in English
(especially "notices to bond holders" etc. in the financial section,
this being Luxembourg) you have a newspaper written in four languages,
which is somewhat exceptional. Still, this mixture is typical of the
German speaking Luxembourgish press,and the country itself
("structured tri-lingualism, they call it).
Depending on how long ago you were in Lux. you might have seen the
Voix itself as part of the LW, I believe it used to be a supplement to
the LW before it became a newspaper in its own right.