Random DWJ discovery of the day

Colin Fine colin at kindness.demon.co.uk
Wed Mar 30 16:57:03 EST 2005


liril at gmx.net wrote:

>>Colin said...
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>maybe äu and eu, as in Säule and Keule (last time my öüä came out
>straight...?
>and the s-thing might be "St" as "Scht" as in Stein pronouced Schtein (Stein
>as in stone would be norddeutsch, which sounds pretty English to me, as in
>geev for gib)
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Just so.

>Bettina
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>*which made me smile when I read about "Meusli with fresh berries" on an
>English menu... they were probably serving "Müsli", and wanted to write
>"Muesli". Pronouced the way it was written it would sound like Mäusli, which
>would mean small mouse in the same dialect müsli seams to come from. (I
>doubt that I could have made that sentence orderly in German, but that would
>have been entirely *my* shortcoming ;-)
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'Muesli' is the normal English spelling. The form with the umlaut would 
look distinctly foreign ;-)

>I wonder about the word-order thing, esp. the sublte variants in English.
>Probably they've been lost on me so far...?
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No, I don't know what Dorian means either.


Colin
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