Re: Country names in native script

From: Radovan Garabik (
Date: Tue Jan 21 2003 - 02:22:09 EST

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    On Mon, Jan 20, 2003 at 08:01:15PM -0500, Frank da Cruz wrote:
    > By the way, the German phrase is mine. I seem to have discovered a German
    > word (the name of a town, Óechtringen) that has an acute accent. It's
    > listed in the Postleitzahlenbuch:
    > I don't know if it's a mistake or what, but it's definitely a curiosity!
    > My initial theory is that maybe it's a contraction for Ober-Echtringen?

    Just a wild guess: isn't the acute accent used to indicate that
    Oe does not form a digraph Ö, but is to be pronounced separately?

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