Introducing the Spanish heavy rock unlaut (sic).

Trebots @ Friday November 30th 2012 11:22

Lösung ("solution") without the umlaut (presumably still intended to be "solution", but normally "deershit", inter alia) have a record out on 14/12. Will they succeed in reversing diaeresisphile musical tendencies of recent decades? Is German orthographic convention at risk?

(Unlaut is not what they do. You have been warned.)

  • Germanic umlaut (1) The Germanic umlaut (sometimes called i-umlaut or i-mutation) is a type of linguistic umlaut in which a back vowel changes to the associated front vowel (fronting) or a front vowel becomes closer to /i/ (raising) when the following syllable contains /i/, /iː/, or /j/. It took place separately in various Germanic languages starting around 450 or 500 AD and affected all of the early languages except Gothic.
  • Metal umlaut (1) A metal umlaut (also known as röck döts) is a diacritic that is sometimes used gratuitously or decoratively over letters in the names of hard rock or heavy metal bands—for example those of Blue Öyster Cult, Queensrÿche, Motörhead, The Accüsed and Mötley Crüe. Among English speakers, the use of umlaut marks and other diacritics with a blackletter style typeface is a form of foreign branding intended to give a band's logo a Teutonic quality—denoting stereotypes of boldness and brutality presumably associated with Germanic and Nordic cultures.
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