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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000658.txt from 2000/09

From: "Rien Stein" <>
Subj: [kl] "Versteigerung"
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 20:12:28 -0400


Hello David,

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.



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