Japanese New Words
t20mxs1 at CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU
Fri Sep 17 05:44:14 UTC 1999
Peter Richardson wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Sep 1999 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
> > ROMANSH SPOKEN HERE
> > Greetings from St. Moritz. I just had an eight-hour ride on the Glacier Express (pronounced glassy-er--supposedly because you see them, not because the service is slow).
> Let's hope Barry got the traditional souvenir "schraegstehendes Weinglas,
> das auf dem Speisewagentisch in steilen Kurven so gedreht werden kann,
> dass trotz Schraeglage des Wagens kein kostbarer Tropfen verlorengeht".
> Note what length the crafty Swiss go to in order to lure foreign gawkers
> to the Romansh-speaking Engadin.
Anyone who can etymologize all that about the traditional wineglass
is a better man than I am, Engadin.
-- mike salovesh <salovesh at niu.edu> PEACE !!!
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