[Smt-talk] German christmas hymns.

Campbell, Brian BCampbell at CSBSJU.EDU
Wed Dec 11 11:51:40 PST 2013

I asked this question of a colleague of mine who is originally from Vienna. He has heard both pronunciations and suspects it varies among different dialects.

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Subject: [Smt-talk] German christmas hymns.

Dear german-speaking colleagues,

The word "eia" occurs in many German christmas hymns, e.g., in "Zu Bethlehem geboren": eia, eia, sein eigen will ich sein. Our choir has mixed opinions on how to pronounce the syllable "ei" in "eia" (like the English word "wide", or like "rain"?)  Your help will be appreciated.

With best wishes,

Reinhart Frosch,
Dr. phil. nat.,
CH-5200 Brugg.
reinifrosch at bluewin.ch<mailto:reinifrosch at bluewin.ch> .
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