USAGE: German Abbreviations (Re: Introducing myself, and several questions)
|From:||Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 17, 2005, 10:04|
On 17 Feb 2005, at 8.43 pm, Damian Yerrick wrote:
> Heck some would argue that if Dutch were a conlang, its word
> |natie| for "nation" would offend anyone who remembers the
> Holocaust because it's pronounced roughly ["na.t_si].
> (Forgive me if I mistranscribed it into X-SAMPA; some details
> of the notation are still new to me.)
I'm suddenly reminded of a question I have:
How does _National Sozialistische Deutsche Arbeitespartei_ (pardon the
spelling!) reduce into _Nazi_? Is it just a phonetic spelling of the
first four letters of 'National'? Is/was this a common way of
abbreviating stuff in German?