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
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