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Thread #165466   Message #3969590
Posted By: GUEST,keberoxu
03-Jan-19 - 11:27 AM
Thread Name: 'Backfisch' -- was ist das ?
Subject: RE: 'Backfisch' -- was ist das ?
it's a BACKfisch, not a BLACKfisch ... sigh ...

Also: look, I am no expert in standard German,
but, Leeneia,
even I have noticed that German uses
BOTH the -ch and the -ck.

Take the German word for Bell: it's Glock, not Gloch.
That is a word that turns up in song lyrics ALL the time,
particularly songs about flowers, because there are flowers
whose names have 'bell' in them.
'Schneeglockchen,' I guess it means little snowbell,
people wrote poems and sang songs about that flower
almost as often as the violet or the forget-me-not.