Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Good night!

G. Gute Nacht (gootuh nah-cht)
D. Goedenacht (khoodö-nah-cht)
S. Godnatt (goo-not)

As you can see, "night" has an "ah" instead of an "i" sound in most of the Germanic languages. And now you see where that "gh" bit in the spelling came from; while the spelling changed, the sound disappeared altogether.

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