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Re: most looked-up words

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 11:30

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? (There are also those that regularly do the reverse /j/ -> [g], BTW. Some people from my home region do this (e.g. [gEts] for /jEtst/ |jetzt|).) **Henrik