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From: "lauri kraemer" <>
Subject: Fwd: Re: Pommern-L Digest V1999 #153
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 09:11:20 PDT
This response was on the Pommern_List regarding the double R in OESTERREICH
vs. Oestereich. >
>The double-R spelling is the correct spelling for the German name of
>Austria (the country).
>Oester.reich = "Easterly (Eastern) Empire"
> but this country has many names in the various languages
> Austria in English, and in Czech it is something to the
> effect of "Rococo-Land"
>Oester.eich = "Eastern Oak", but nobody would understand anything else
> than "Austria", as most Germans are often at a loss, wether
> the spelling of their southeasterly neighbor country was
> single or double R. Reason may be the oddity in pronuncia-
> tion, because common pronunciation of Oesterreich is like it
> was only written with one R, not two.
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