English : Festschrift





How do you pronounce the word Festschrift?

By Mr. Lesley, London, UK – 12th June 2007.

The first syllable
fest rhymes with the words best, vest and west. The final t in the syllable is sometimes not pronounced. The sch in the second syllable is like the sh in should, ship and sheet. The final rift rhymes with gift, sift and lift. The stress is on the first syllable.

Any idea what the word means? A Festschrift is something that is given in honor of someone, usually a scholar or a writer at the time of his retirement. It usually consists of a volume of essays or research papers written in the person's honor. It is a German word meaning
celebration writing.




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