Re: Two seperate questions: Rhoticity/Topic-Comment
|From:||Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 12, 2006, 10:59|
On Mon, 11 Dec 2006 20:46:17 +0100, Steven Williams <feurieaux@...>
>Ha! This reminds me of a time I was talking with a
>friend of mine, and he said /vierzig/ as ['fY6.tsIC].
>My mind analyzed the word as /fürzig/ — 'farty'?
>I had a good giggle when I finally figured it out. ;D
Round here you'd rather hear ["f96.ts)IC], though, whereas at home we have
["fI6.ts)IC]. It seems to be quite common up here in Brunswick to
pronounce /I6/ as . At home little children sometimes do that too,
though: When I once went home from school I passed some little children. A
girl talked about her daddy having had a [g@."h96n.6.SYt@.RUNk], which
amused me very much: What she meant was "Gehirnerschütterung" (concussion),
but what she said was "Gehörnerschütterung" (Gehörn = horns, as you could