Re: Jap/Ger merger? (was Basic vocab)
|From:||Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 16, 2000, 16:41|
Let's see how it will sound first :)
Shiraifu ainu, mainu Puhintsuhyanu, shiraifu ainu...
Insubazondaha zoru manu di demu yâpânêjishanu unto demu kôhêânishanu
gamaina Tendentsu inu Baahhaton tsû nêmanu, ara
Ânurauto-konzônanto-guhoppanu tsû êrîmînîhanu...
(I am not sure if the latter was an exemplary German ;) )
I think, the German uvular <r> will yield [h], German schwa > [a],
word-finally <n> > [nu], <ng> > [N]. (Yes, I know this isn't the
traditional katakana transcription, but more like what I'd expect for
the colloquial borrowings).
[hh] for the German ach-laut is based on the Japanese pronunciation of
'Mach number' - mahha-something (IIRC).