Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Viennese Hiking Song #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Robert Fraser >from Australia asks about a Viennese
hiking song: "hunger hunger, hunger, hunger -----
Marmelade ---- Schnitzel, Blumenkohlsalat und warme
Wuerstchen, Bratkartoffel, hunger hunger, hunger,
hunger"

The main point I would like to make is linguistic.
Linguistic matters are often important genealogical
clues and should never be ignored in our SIG.
This cannot be a Vienesse hiking song as no
self-respecting Viennese would use the Hochdeutsch
word Blumenkohl [cauliflower].

The Viennese word is Karfiol - derived >from the
Italian "Cavalfiore". Karfiolsuppe is one of my
favourites. I had never heard the word Blumenkohl till
I met some "real" Germans.

There were many French and Italian words used in
Viennese German. So we have a genealogical clue here:
Perhaps Robert's family were not >from Vienna, or
alternatively, they hiked with German friends who sang
the song?

Celia Male [UK]

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