der Dreiklang

Meanings

1.
the chord, the triad

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Word of the Day - "der Ton"

A fun look at the meaning of "der Ton" and what music has to do with pottery. And a bit of basic acoustical physics for good measure :)

Vocab:

der Ton, der Lehm, betonen, vertonen, die Note, der Klang


Word Family

Root: *gal-

The core idea of this root was:

shouting, calling

In English, this became the word to call.

The German branch is a bit more diverse with words like klagen (to lament) and klingen, which is a general word for sounding.

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