ach-laut

noun

ˈäḵ-ˌlau̇t
plural -s
sometimes capitalized A
: the voiceless velar fricative sound represented by the ch of German ach or the ch of Scottish loch, phonemically often allophonic with the ich-laut

Word History

Etymology

German, from ach ah, alas + laut sound, from Middle High German lūt; akin to Old English hlūd loud

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ach-laut was in 1889

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“Ach-laut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ach-laut. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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