Definitions

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  • noun The phoneme /ç/ of the German language, the sound of the letters ch in German coming immediately after ä, e, i, ö and ü, also found in other languages.

Etymologies

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German ich ("I") (which has this sound in German), I + Laut ("sound")

Examples

  • If you want to an even closer approximation, the hy sound of human is close, but is less harsh than the ich-laut. en Español

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  • Approximating the ich-laut as sh is fine: You will be understood and it's not uncommon for even (some) Germans to do.

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  • This German word utilizes two sounds completely foreign to English, namely ö (eh with rounded lips) and the ich-laut (the sound of the German word

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