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Re: CHAT: The Alex Charalabidis Guide to Souvlaki

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Thursday, December 9, 2004, 6:14
From:    John Cowan <jcowan@...>
> A "doner" is another name for "gyros" (the Turkish original, I > presume) and a term more widely used in the city centre rather than in > the neighbourhood "souvlatzidiko."
It is indeed from Turkish, though the first vowel is a front mid rounded one. Most big German cities are littered with little stores advertising Döner-kebap; in Berlin, the (non-Turkish) locals eat them like Americans eat hamburgers, or indeed more frequently. Also oddly: they stand-up while doing so. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637