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Re: Long "k" in North vs West Germanic (was Re: German+Hungarian question)

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Sunday, September 4, 2005, 12:27
Paul Bennett skrev:
> On Sat, 03 Sep 2005 15:53:31 -0400, Stephen Mulraney > <ataltane.conlang@...> wrote: > >> On 9/3/05, Joe <joe@...> wrote: >> >>> >>> Well, 'c' is quite rare in German outside the combination 'ch'. >> >> >> And 'ck' :) > > > Is this a distinguishing trait between North and West Germanic, that > the former will have (etymological?) long-k as |kk| and the latter will > have (etymological?) long-k as |ck|? I have done zero research, but the > idea just struck me.
Not at all. Swedish uses |ck|. Around the time of the first printing of the Bible there was a conscious effort to make Swedish spelling less similar to Danish, mostly making it more similar to German in the process. -- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)