The Sorrows of Young Werewolf (eyeteeth) wrote,
The Sorrows of Young Werewolf

Affricate what eight was for

Recently I have been listening to a lot of German talk radio, because I have a thing for listening to foreign languages and letting them wash over me like music -- not German, necessarily, though I do find German rather sexy, because of the phonology, mind you, and not because I have some kind of weird Nazi fetish, and I did meet a Jew once who had one of those. I found it very disturbing, though probably not as disturbing as his wife found it, because I was able to simply walk away from him. No, it's the sibilants, and the fricatives, and all that. It's very possible that I wouldn't like German if I understood any of it except for the occasional word (kindermörder jumped out at me the other day, surprising me considerably), but as pure sound it's just so slidey. And who doesn't like a good labiodental affricate? I know I do.
Tags: jews, stix, words
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