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The question why there are spellings like Chemnitz, Chiemsee, Cham requires a historical explanation. In the course of the High German consonant shift, Germanic P T K turned into F S CH or PF Z KCH in High German. Modern standard German is based on varieties that have not completed this process. Initial K remains unshifted in modern standard German. Only the ...


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The German digraph »ch« is NEVER pronounced like »h«. English has no sound like German »ch«. Only some Scottish words like "loch" (as in "Loch Ness") contain this sound, but only in Scottish pronunciation, not in standard English pronunciation. »Ch« can be pronounced as [x] or [χ] »Ch« is pronounced as a voiceless velar fricative (IPA-...


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