Klarinet Archive - Posting 000658.txt from 2000/09
From: "Rien Stein" <rstein@-----.nl>
Subj: [kl] "Versteigerung"
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 20:12:28 -0400
happy to meet you on the list again. Welcome back. I know it's off =
topic, but you wrote
The old German word for auction used to be "Versteigerung". Now another =
Aglicism has creeped in
in this case I think you are not right, actually the word my grandfather =
taught me some 48 years ago for the Dutch word "veiling" was Auktion. He =
also taught me "Versteigerung", but that has or had a slightly different =
meaning. Maybe this kind of difference is due to local variation? my =
grandfather came from the Rheinland, and you are living in the Black =
PS Enjoyed very much our meeting and playing duets with you.