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The correct spelling would be "I-Pod", and Linux Mag uses this spelling. The reason is, that we already use words like E-Mail and T-Shirt. For this reason, "I-Pod" would be the correct analogue spelling. As those words are actually names, you'd normally use the spelling Apple suggests. Also, I don't know any other magazine using the spelling I-Pod. So, ...


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German's official rules for grammar and orthography are rather clear in this case. The following words are names (of brands) and therefore nouns. All nouns are written in German with a first uppercase letter, while the rest is written in lowercase letters only. By following this rules we get: Ipod Ipad Iphone Ebay But ... ... languages are ...


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Bei einer Suche mit egrep -i "[mno]{6,}" utf-german finde ich als Endergebnis: Monomorphismen Monomorphismus nach vielen Treffern mit 5 Zeichen: egrep -i "[def]{5,}" utf-german Auslöseeffekt Endeffekt Gänsefeder Gänsefedern Haltefeder Hardwaredefekt Hardwaredefekte Hardwaredefekts Kaffeeernte Kaffeeernten Kaffeeexport ...


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Emanuel's answer is correct. (Only the speculation in the last sentence is unfounded.) But that leaves the question why some German speakers would make this mistake. I think I can explain that. It seems to me that this is an obvious example of a hypercorrection. In German, words of Latin origin eventually get c replaced by either z (before e and i) or k ...


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"Horicontal" is not a German word. Nor does it match any German spelling pattern, not even an imported one. The standard pronunciation for the combination "co" is "ko" as in for example "Co-Sponsor". So "horicontal" would be pronounced "horikontal". Might well be that back a hundred years ago (or more) some scholars would write it with a "c" because they ...



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