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Re: Heimerstein

It's a street in the city of Dordrecht. shows how typical recent Dutch houses look.,+3328+BL+Sterrenburg+3/@51.774541,4.666325,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x47c428b15cb71315:0x1ea39759fbbd4e1a!8m2!3d51.774541!4d4.6685137 shows all streets in the neighbourhood end in "stein" (which is related to the German "stein" (meaning "stone" indeed)

All those streetnames are names of old castles. A famous one here is Loevestein. At school we all learn how Hugo de Groot (Hugo Grotius as scientist turned their names to Latin) escaped from it. Use Google translate on to enjoy that story and go to to learn more about the castle itself.

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(NT) Thanks. Got my homework now!
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Come to think of it, a proper castle is a stone house!

Literally, in German and Dutch.
Where the Germans get schloss I don't know.

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Re: schloss

That's the German word for lock also, so it's something you can close. That's indeed something you can do with a castle, to prevent enemies from entering.

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Thanks. so, if I want to know any Deutsche,

I go to a ...
I just realized I've been pronouncing it wrong, probably.
"ss" on the end is our "t", so it's "shlot" or similar.

Post was last edited on September 10, 2019 2:30 AM PDT

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you need

....a plate of sauerkraut washed down with a beer to pronounce it correctly. Wink

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Re: sauerkraut
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been there once

Weisbaden, also visited Berncastle along the Mosul.

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Re: Germany
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I enjoyed it.

Also visited the Hundesruck area near Hahn AFB, had friend stationed there. Rode the railways between Frankfurt and and there. Visited Ramstein AFB, and so forth. Visited twice in 3 years a couple weeks leave each time.

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Changes the pronunciation too, I'm told.

Second vowel rule, so Wiesbaden is veese... and Weisbaden is vice...
Or so I'm told.
Wonder if James took a bath there ...

Post was last edited on September 21, 2019 2:49 AM PDT

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I think the same wine in France is Moselle.

One of those places that changes hands every time there's a war, like Alsace.

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Still reading.

It's an interesting commentary on Europe in general. Your streets are named after actual castles, some long gone, no doubt. No one thinks anything of it.
England has a preserve called New Forest- which name goes back to William the Conqueror! That's in Hampshire; the best we can do is New Hampshire. Happy

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