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Re: most looked-up words

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 8, 2004, 16:36
Quoting Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>:

> Hi! > > Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> writes: > > Quoting Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>: > >... > > > Hmm, I never heard that pronunciation. It's usally /'gy:rOs/ or > /'gi:rOs/. > > > > Might been just students, or a local thing. There's plenty of Greeks in > Aachen, > > afterall. > > Hmm, Aachen? There are some German dialect that regularly do /g/ -> > [j] in certain contexts that I fail to remember now. I'm also not > sure, but probably 'Öcher' dialect is one of these. Maybe that's the > profane reason?
I don't know if this is a feature of Öcher Platt, but in any case, I got it from people who had few or none (other) dialectal features in their speech. In fact, Öcher seems to be practically dead among younger people. It would seem odd that they'd have a dialectal pronunciation of this one word, which just happens to coincide with the pronunciation in the language it's borrowed from. Andreas PS Berliner dialect, or at least some varieties thereof, seem to do [g]>[j] everywhere, at least initiallly; I heard 'jut' for 'gut' and similar when I was there.