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Posted By: Wilfried Schaum
19-Jun-02 - 04:49 AM
Thread Name: Help: singing in German
Subject: RE: Help: singing in German
Ebbie - Just forgot to mention: the word you use for potatoes is a typical expression of the Palatine dialect which I hear often when visiting friends on the left side of the Upper Rhine.
Grumbeere are no "crooked berries" (krumme Beeren), but "ground berries" (Grundbeeren). Here we find a typical case of assimilation; N before B,P is changed into M fore easier pronounciation (so in Spanish and Arabic, too).
You may try yourself what is more convenient: Say Grundbeere first and then Grumbeere.

Good appetite
Wilfried