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German favourite words (was Re: Language Difficulty)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Friday, September 28, 2001, 17:42
In a message dated 27.09.2001 10:59:34 AM, and_yo@HOTMAIL.COM writes:

>Thomas Wier wrote: >>Quoting David Peterson <DigitalScream@...>: >> >> > Odd. Have you ever turned on an old television to a station that >> > doesn't get any signal? That's [C], or [ç]. I can't say I'm too fond >>of >> > that... >> >>No, that's not really it. [ç] is very distinct from television >>noise. Getting back to German, for some reason, my favorite >>[ç]-word is "gleich". Don't really know why... > >I've always liked "tschechisch" [tSECIS] ... > > Andreas
I am inordinatingly fond of _Verfremdungseffekt_ - the word itself & the concept - ever since I took German theatre and cinema courses in college more than a decade ago. A related word-concept is the Russian word _ostranie_(sp?). "Changes in language mean changes in the interpretation of the world." - Helmut Heissenbüttel (1921-1996) <<Und wozu Dichter in dürftiger Zeit?>> (And what is poetry for in a time of scarcity?) - Holderlin czHANg