To: Kirrama Wildlife Tours <>
Subject: Zirkeln
From: Laurie & Leanne Knight <>
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2001 20:46:46 +1000
Kirrama Wildlife Tours wrote:
> Hi Geoff, Penny and Paul.
> Yes,  "zirkeln" is a German word describing a circle and/or circling. There
> are actually two words for circle.
> ' Zirkel'  is one, ' Kreis' the other.

Heh, that is a nice example of the linkages between English and
Deutsch.  If you were to say circle in a heavy Deutsch accent, it would
sound like zirkel.  I suspect it was the suffix "n" that confused
people, as zirkeln pronounced phonetically [to this little Aussie duck]
would appear to be "circlin".

Gamboling John must be cackling with glee.  [I can feel a quick poem
comming on].

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