Talk:Nazi Germany

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Article is stoopid. "a storybook ending where democracy won" . . . So, er, have you heard of Joseph Stalin? WéáśéĺóíďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 19:06, 6 April 2009 (EDT)

"Don't mention the war!"[edit]

"I wouldn't go to Germany and bang on about this general period of history if I were you. You could be arrested." I'm from Germany and this is complete and utter bullshit. You can't be arrested for talking about the war - for holocaust denial, yes you can, but not for simply talking about "the war". BUT if you go to Germany as an American and "bang on" three hours about how hard you spanked "us" (which wouldn't even be true!) and some point you will be send away or feel the force of a fist bumped into your face - but that would be different in America if a Vietnamese would "bang on" how the Viet Kong spanked the US! This whole "Don't metion the war!"- and "Nobody was there!"-thing is complete bullshit. Nearly everyday there are documentations on "the war" and how gloriously and justified the Allied wone and freed Germany again from this moronism called fascism! Whoever put it in there take it da fuck (if you excuse my words) outa there! -- (talk) 23:57, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Third Reich/Nazi Germany[edit]

Why are these separate articles? While the name is worth discussing, do we need a whole separate page to do it? PacWalker 10:51, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

I think it could reasonably be merged into this article. WěǎšěǐǒǐďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 11:56, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
I'll get around to doing that--"Paravant" Talk & Contribs 19:03, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

"Pronunciation of ch"[edit]

'As for pronunciation, the Germans say the "ch" as a real Scotsman would say it in "Loch" or similar to the way Spanish-speakers pronounce the "j".'<-- That's probably how one would pronounce it in swiss german. In german german, "ch" is sometimes pronounced that way ("Loch" - hole, "noch" - still), but in the case of "Reich", it's pronounced differently. I don't know of an english word which exactly fits that pronunciation, but Wikipedia mentions the h in "hue", which is similar enough. -- (talk) 06:01, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Huh. Someone else noticed a year ago. Yes, I changed it. I don't speak German, but German sources on the Net are consistent. So is my admittedly infrequent interaction with native German speakers. I used Wikipedia's example of "hue" while also mentioning that the sound suggests but does not fully form the English "sh-" sound. As you say, there is no perfect English equivalent and no easy way to describe it. Sound clips are better.
Anyway, the "ch" would be pronounced like Scottish "loch" if the preceding vowel were an a, o, u or au (Bach, e.g.). If the "ch" is followed by an 's', then it has a 'k' sound, so "-chs" would be pronounced like "fox" or "ox". (talk) 20:19, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
Is there any Upper/Lower German distinction? I was under the impression Northerners used the "sh" sound more often.-- Forerunner (talk) 21:52, 7 August 2017 (UTC)