Re: Bug#247160: ITP: kluppe -- a loop-player and recorder designed for live use
On Tue, 4 May 2004, Oliver Kurth wrote:
> I just asked here in the office Germans from different areas in Germany
> (South, East, North, West). Nobody has ever heard of the work 'Kluppe'.
> I think I have heard of 'Wäscheklappe'. I know 'Kloppe' ;-).
OK, 'Kloppe' is well known and people who invent strange words deserves it. ;-)
> And 'Klappe'.
> But not 'Kluppe'.
Same for me - I never heard this word before.
> With "Wäschekluppe" you probably mean Wäscheklammer (clothespin)?
This is what I understanded after Mario's explanation. I'd guess it
would describe these very old ones from one piece of wood with a slit.
Perhaps this word is thus unknown because these things are replaced
by the more modern two part things which are connected by a spring.