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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #80 on: April 29, 2009, 02:44:50 pm »
I haven´t tried too many donuts, so I voted for the one I thought sounded the most tasty; Maple frosted.
mmm sounds yummy

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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #81 on: April 29, 2009, 02:56:17 pm »
About the -ch sound:

We have three different sounds for the "ch".

1) if it is at the beginning of a word and followed by a consonant (like in Chrissi), it is spoken like a k respectively c : cat, kitchen, Christ - all the same sound.

2) following an "i" or "e", like in "ich" or "sich" or "Milch": it's a sound similar to a hissing cat.

3) following an a, u or o, it's a different sound: "Bach", "Buch", "doch". This one sounds a bit as if you had a frog in your throat and try to bring it up (sorry, it's the best comparison I can think of).


For those who want to know it really exaclty, go to the following link. It's an online dictionary. Type one of the example words I used, click go, and then click on the small loudspeaker sign next to the word in the results list. Then you can hear the pronounciation of the word (and the different ch sounds). http://dict.leo.org/


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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #82 on: April 29, 2009, 03:12:23 pm »
Chrissi, I would love to hear you say "Ich bin ein Berliner" with a Boston accent!! Maybe you could get Anke to record it! Wish she could join you all in New York as she did when I was there, but I'm sure she's busy with her new little one.
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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #83 on: April 29, 2009, 08:57:17 pm »
About the -ch sound:

We have three different sounds for the "ch".

1) if it is at the beginning of a word and followed by a consonant (like in Chrissi), it is spoken like a k respectively c : cat, kitchen, Christ - all the same sound.

2) following an "i" or "e", like in "ich" or "sich" or "Milch": it's a sound similar to a hissing cat.

3) following an a, u or o, it's a different sound: "Bach", "Buch", "doch". This one sounds a bit as if you had a frog in your throat and try to bring it up (sorry, it's the best comparison I can think of).


Thanks, Chrissi, that's very clear.  I didn't know about the following-the-vowel rule, but it makes sense.  I love the "hissing cat" analogy. 

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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #84 on: April 29, 2009, 10:06:15 pm »

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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #85 on: April 30, 2009, 02:51:37 am »
But one would never make the cchhhh sound about donuts.

Okay, how about this?  The etymology of 'doughnuts.'  Why '-nuts?'

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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #86 on: December 31, 2011, 06:33:25 pm »
Okay, how about this?  The etymology of 'doughnuts.'  Why '-nuts?'

Bumping this delicious thread with an answer from wiki:

Etymology

The earliest known recorded usage of the term dates to an 1808 short story[5] describing a spread of "fire-cakes and dough-nuts." Washington Irving's reference to "doughnuts" in 1809 in his History of New York is more commonly cited as the first written recording of the term. Irving described "balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog's fat, and called doughnuts, or olykoeks."[6] These "nuts" of fried dough might now be called doughnut holes. Doughnut is the more traditional spelling, and still dominates outside the US. At present, doughnut and the shortened form donut are both pervasive in American English. The first known printed use of donut was in Peck's Bad Boy and his Pa by George W. Peck, published in 1900, in which a character is quoted as saying, "Pa said he guessed he hadn't got much appetite, and he would just drink a cup of coffee and eat a donut."[7] The donut spelling also showed up in a Los Angeles Times article dated August 10, 1929 in which Bailey Millard jokingly complains about the decline of spelling, and that he "can't swallow the 'wel-dun donut' nor the ever so 'gud bred'. The interchangeability of the two spellings can be found in a series of "National Donut Week" articles in The New York Times that covered the 1939 World's Fair. In four articles beginning October 9, two mention the donut spelling. Dunkin' Donuts, which was founded in 1948 under the name Open Kettle (Quincy, Massachusetts), is the oldest surviving company to use the donut variation, but the defunct Mayflower Donut Corporation is the first company to use that spelling, prior to World War II.

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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #87 on: December 31, 2011, 06:54:47 pm »
how about a red velvet doughnut?





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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #88 on: December 31, 2011, 07:23:49 pm »
that looks like it's been rolled around in red velvet dust.

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Re: Pick Your Favorite Donuts
« Reply #89 on: December 31, 2011, 08:05:05 pm »
Having a Homer Simpson....oooohhhh donuts.....moment  8)

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