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Feb 3 09 10:16 AM
Feb 3 09 10:19 AM
the cuirassier wrote:
Both variants are used in English, but Hapsburg (a horrible spell in my opinion) is an archaic variant, Habsburg being more currently used today. Originally
in German Habsburg name was Habichsburg (Hawk's Castle). It's true that in different languages some names are spelled (and
pronounced) differently - in French it's Habsbourg (pronounced 'absburg), but when in English you have two variants, Habsburg is any day preferable
to the horrible Hapsburg.
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Feb 3 09 2:30 PM
things are spelt differently in different languages. what do you expect? moscow isnt spelt like that in russia but its accepted as we are using Anglicised
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Feb 3 09 3:50 PM
The Hapsburg royal family ruled (at their height) Spain, Austria and parts of the Holy Roman Empire, during the 15-16th Century they were in competition with
the French Valois family over territories in Italy.
I know that the Hapsburgs remained in control of Austria well into the 19th Century, loosing their grip on the territories in the rest of the German
provinces (eventually becoming dominated by Prussia after the Napoleonic Wars). I don't know much about their history in Spain after the Spanish Armada
failed, only that the King of Spain died some years later leaving a single female heir?
Feb 3 09 4:40 PM
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Feb 3 09 5:47 PM
Der Krieger wrote:
In German, "Hab" is pronounced like "Hap", so while it's not the correct spelling, the
variance is understandable.
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Feb 3 09 11:02 PM
Austria, Germany, whats the difference???? I thought they were all blond haired blue eyed and waiting for their next chance to try and take over
Feb 4 09 4:05 AM
the cuirassier wrote:
Yeah, and they marry all over Europe to achieve their evil plan to spread the "Habsburg lip" to all royal families.
Feb 4 09 4:46 AM
Don't forget leather hosen, folk songs, and obnoxious tourists.
Markus Tullius Cicero wrote:
Austrians share an animosity towards Germans... (which is pretty
stupid by the way)
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