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Re: Sibilants (was: Re: 'out-' affix in conlangs?)

From:ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>
Date:Friday, August 15, 2008, 15:43
Eugene Oh wrote:
>Indeed, many German learners around me are unable to get <ich> pronounced >correctly, and end up sounding like they're saying "isch". Which >pronunciation they probably adopted to ease the transition between being >unable to pronounce the sound and doing it like the natives. >
Not to start YAGPT... but it's been my imperfect understanding that [IS] for "ich" is typical of Berlin accent (or is it Vienna???) (I have an old LP of Lotte Lenya singing songs of Brecht/Weill, and I'm pretty sure she says [IS], of course, it might be the quality of the recording........) Still, it doesn't excuse learners' mishearings/mistakes :-))))


Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>sibilants