Welcome to MOATET!

MOATET:  Musings of a traveling English teacher.

Apparently, one can spell travelling with two “L”s as they do in the UK.  In any case, welcome to my blog which also links to my new website, http://www.borrowpitadventures.com.

This un-moated, German/Saxon castle is “Burg Kriebstein”.  Burg means castle, and Stein means rock; Krieb is probably the family name. (In German, you pronounce the second verb in a combination, so this is “kreeb” and not “kribe”, “stine” and not “steen”.  Reference Gene Wilder in “Frankenstein” for clarification.)  I’ve never been there, but I thought it was pretty.

Thank you for joining me on my journeys.  I heartily welcome your comments!  Without you, there is no conversation.

P.S. “MOATET” can be pronounced “Moh-tay” for fancy times, but I prefer “Moe-tett”.  It does not escape me that the first syllable is pretty much the big ditch that goes around a castle.

P.P.S.  Please note that pronunciations are of enormous interest to me.  Part of my musings.



About beckyjorndecker

Just turned 57, loving life with an amazing husband, kids, and grandchildren. Hoping to break camp and head west out of Maryland, to experience nomadic life in a tin can Airstream. Hoping to find some borrow pit adventures.
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