[meteorite-list] Tieschitz Pronunciation?

From: bernd.pauli at paulinet.de <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: 20 Sep 2008 18:28:28 UT
Message-ID: <DIIE.0000008F000033F4_at_paulinet.de>

Mike inquired:

I am hoping someone on the list can tell me/us the correct pronunciation of
the Czech meteorite Tieschitz. I am horrible with guessing these things, but
I would guess 'teesh-kytze.'

Hi Mike and List,

When Tieschitz fell in 1878, this region of the Czech Republic still belonged
to Austria. So, Tieschitz is the German place name for "Tesice" and Germans
as well as Austrian would pronounce it like "tea" or "tee" + "shits"(Sorry for the
vulgar example!)

Received on Sat 20 Sep 2008 02:28:28 PM PDT

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