German pronunciation of "@" in email address
Thread poster: Stanislaw Czech, MCIL

Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
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Feb 2, 2010

Hi,

I appologize for writing in English.

I cannot find information how is pronounced in German @ sign in email address.

I will be very grateful for information

Best Regards
Stanislaw


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References Feb 2, 2010

"In German, it sometimes used to be referred to as Klammeraffe (meaning "spider monkey"). Klammeraffe refers to the similarity of @ to the tail of a monkey grabbing a branch. Lately, it is mostly called at just like in English"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_sign

http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=15588

http://de.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061030094231AA5cmg0

http://woerter.germanblogs.de/archive/2007/06/20/----klammeraffe--affenschaukel-oder-arroba.htm



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Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
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Thank you very much Jeff for your answer Feb 2, 2010

I am sorry for posting this post on the wrong forum - I was under impression that "Pronunciation" forum is used for English pronunciation only, hence my choice of German forum.

BR
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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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@ is "at", even in German :-) Feb 3, 2010

You will never hear "Klammeraffe" or silly expressions like that in any business environment or in the media. That's like calling it "thingy", "thingamajig", or "whatchacallit".

You asked for the pronunciation, not cutesy colloquial synonyms, I assume? The pronunciation is the same as in English.


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Kaiya J. Diannen  Identity Verified
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Or... Feb 3, 2010

Nicole Schnell wrote:
The pronunciation is the same as in English.


Except with a heavy German accent, it's more likely to sound like "et" (as in "wet")



[Edited at 2010-02-03 06:43 GMT]


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Monika Elisabeth Sieger  Identity Verified
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Some call it Strudel! Feb 3, 2010

Some of my colleagues call it Strudel as it looks like the famous Austrian pastry!

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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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Schnulle Feb 3, 2010

That's how we called it in the early nineties. Back then when this symbol couldn't be found on German Macintosh keyboards and still had to be copied from the special characters table.

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Brian Young  Identity Verified
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elephant trunk Feb 10, 2010

In Danish they say "snabel a", pronounced something like "snayble a", a as in hat. Snabel is an elephants trunk. I have not lived in Denmark since 1982, so when I heard this the first time I could hardly believe it. That might have changed since. Danes are very prone to use English words, so they might use another term now. Any current Danes out there with a siggestion?

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