In the brand name Haagen-Dazs, where is the location of the accent mark known as the “umlaut”?
Over the first “a”
Over the “e”
Over the second “a”
Over the third “a”
Despite its Danish-sounding name, Häagen-Dazs was established in New York as a clever marketing strategy. The name itself doesn’t have any specific meaning in Danish or any other language. Instead, it was crafted to convey a sense of sophistication and premium quality. The two little dots hovering over the first “a” in Häagen are known as an umlaut, traditionally employed to indicate a change in pronunciation. Interestingly, however, Danish, the language that inspired the name Häagen-Dazs, does not even incorporate umlauts in its language.
The correct answer is Over the first “a”.