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RE: Audi: company history

> I believe "to listen" in German is "zuhoeren" (oe = umlauted o). I don't
> know if any conjugated form of it ends up as "Horch"

Just a guess, but perhaps the name Horch has roots in
either Middle High German or Plattdeutsch (also known
as Low German, and the mother tongue of the Quebbeman 
family 150 years ago). 

doug q
-Douglas Hurst Quebbeman (dougq@iglou.com)            [Call me "Doug"]
    QuattroClub USA# 4536              Audi International # 100024
       74 100LS Auto, 77 100LS Auto, 84 Coupe GT, 86 5Kcstq   
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