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Re: sibilants

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Sunday, August 17, 2008, 0:51

>... > Not to start YAGPT... but it's been my imperfect understanding that > [IS] for "ich" is typical of Berlin accent (or is it Vienna???)
Many regions with living local dialects have [S] for /C/ in High German (probably because the dialect does not distinguish). I would not know that it is used by L1 High German speakers, even considering variants, though. (Although calling High German the second language would strike many dialect speakers as odd, because it is more-or-less immediately learnt, too.) In Berlin, 'ich' would be 'ikke' /'Ik@/, I suppose. No /C/ there. Dunno about the exact pronunciation of words that do have /C/. I also do not know Vienna dialect good enough. [S] for /C/ is used by many Western Palatinian and Saarlandian speakers at the very least -- I'd expect a lot more dialects to make High German come our like that, it is very common. **Henrik