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OBNatlang: German Pronunciation

From:Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 27, 2003, 2:32
My girlfriend is taking german this semester, and
while talking on the phone with her about it, we've
run across some strange pronunciation issues...anyhelp
with these would be appreciated.

First of all, I think her professor is Austrian, since
she mentioned an expression "gru"ss gott" which she
says was used in southern Germany and Austria as a

Furthermore my girlfriend pronounces words like:

Tag    as /tag/
Abend  as  /ab@nd/
leid   as  /lajd/
Ihnen  as  /ajn@n/

where as i've always said:

/tak/, /ab@nt/, /lajt/, /i:n@n/

My girlfriend says that she's just copying the
professor's I'm wondering if these
are features of Austrian German

Elliott Lash.

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