Long "k" in North vs West Germanic (was Re: German+Hungarian question)
|From:||Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 3, 2005, 20:53|
On Sat, 03 Sep 2005 15:53:31 -0400, Stephen Mulraney
> 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.