Re: Subject of the day-- "Good software -- low worth"
RobertTaylor at SpamCop.net
Sat Dec 18 18:01:59 EST 2004
In news:cq1s9p$6cd$1 at news.spamcop.net,
Mike Easter <MikeE at ster.invalid> sent:
> Mike Easter wrote:
> Encarta sez nazism and pronounces it just the way it is spelled
> [stupidly], but other sources acknowledge naziism, which naturally would
> be spelled and pronounced the way I do, 'nazi-ism'
That's also the way I pronounce it (fluent in German); but it's an
anglicized German "loan-word", anyway, so I guess you could flip a coin and
take your choice. Off the top of my head, I forget whether the Germans
refer to "Nazismus" (as in "Kommunismus") or something else. That would map
into "nazis-m" [Nazis-mus], sort of. (I seem to remember that they refer to
that regime in terms of "time" in some sense or other; e.g., "die
Hitler-Zeit" (The Hitler-Time) or similar. Probably just as ambiguous there
as here. Often, I heard such expressions as "damals" ("then" ... or,
"during that time", etc.) which rather gingerly left out any specific
reference to party _or_ Führer.
Interesting little piece of trivia. Just the thing for a lazy Saturday
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