Re: A funny linguistic subway experience
|From:||Sven Sommerfeld <sven.sommerfeld@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 28, 2000, 20:54|
> `Sonnabend' is older German. Today, everyone says `Samstag'.
That's true but in northern (and eastern) Germany "Sonnabend" ist still
used, I think. I've got many relatives in Berlin and they've always used
"Sonnabend", though it's changing at the moment...
Has anyone considered of the /r/-problem in Germany?
I 'test' it wherever I go. I've never recognised the so-called "German" /r/
[R], a uvular trill. Never. Nowhere. In western Germany 'Rheinland' the
"French" /r/ [R^] (capital <R> upside down) is commonly used and seems even
frequently used in other parts of Germany. In the south and in the north
they pronounce /r/ [r], a simple alveolar trill. So why do they call [R] the