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? hwhatting posts: 90
, Sophomore, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
Contrary to what it states in the map, "qu" is used in native German words: quer "across", quälen "torture, excruciate", quietschen "squeak", quieken "squeal", quetschen "crush, squeeze", Quatsch "nonsense", Quark "Cottage cheese" (ok, the last one is ultimately a loan from a West Slavic *tvarg, but it's long gone native).