Saxon (“Low German”) Swark (pronounced
[svaːk], rhyming with “dark” said with an Australian accent) is an ominously dark
bank of clouds seen at the horizon.
The most impressive, unforgettable cases of Swark (as well as thunderstorms) I ever witnessed were in North Central China in July,
while traveling by train westward to Xinjiang (Eastern Turkestan), the
of Central Asia that is governed by China.
Swark has a Dutch relative: zwerk.
Reinhard “Ron” F.
Hahn (Member of Lowlands-L)
Seattle, Washington, USA, March 31, 2008