I just wonder and I'm asking this here, because I couldn't find any closer match to the very interesting word "afterburne" . Well, I know it written incorrectly, but I've heard this one, with "Jemand afteburne zu ...". Please let me know how to write this word correctly if you could recognize this one.


Can't remember properly,

But sounds like:

"aftebune" or "aftbune"? One thing I know is that there were both "bune" && "~aft", so I know the word I write isn't correct, but I'm sure there were two aforementioned words

  • Welcome to GL&U! Is there perhaps anything more to the phrase you can remember or how it was used? Or could you try to write it out phonetically instead of in pseudo-German? It might help.
    – Kevin
    Jun 15, 2012 at 5:49
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    This is still not enough. Where did you get that? What was the context? Do you know where the person who said that lives or comes from? And if you're familiar with IPA, please provide your best guess regarding pronunciation. As you written the word it sounds English to me, thus it could be a borrowed word.
    – Em1
    Jun 15, 2012 at 7:35
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    The headline says afterburne, not aftebune, so which is it? Nachbrennen is a common word in engineering (Nachbrenner/Afterburner). I think a Turbolader does so. Jun 15, 2012 at 8:46
  • As a noun, it could also relate to post sun bathing cooling lotion - Afterburn/Aftersun.
    – Jules
    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:13
  • @metal_fan You'll likely not have read the short discussion between Takkat and me to his already deleted answer. We're going to close that question if you can't provide any more concrete details which makes it possible to make an funded research on that issue. We don't appreciate quizzes and in its current state this question is just a riddle.
    – Em1
    Jun 15, 2012 at 12:31

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Seeing your nick "metal_fan", I wonder if maybe you mean something like "Auf der Bühne" (on stage)? "Jemandem auf der Bühne zu(jubeln/hören/winken)" would fit.

But Ern1 has a point: This is more a riddle than a question...

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    Who is Ern1? ;)
    – Em1
    Jun 15, 2012 at 23:33
  • Em12 would be right. Well - better, fränkischer Hausflur mit 3 Buchstaben (plus 1 Ziffer). Jun 16, 2012 at 0:10
  • This is a perfect example where some form of phonetic notation would have helped a lot. Note to myself: include missing umlauts in future guessing games.
    – 0x6d64
    Jun 18, 2012 at 8:21

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