Re: CHAT: (no subject)
|From:||Stefan Koch <oneofthree@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 10, 2001, 8:56|
En réponse à "Thomas R. Wier" <trwier@...>:
> That's something I've never mastered: when are the phonemic vowels
> present? The only time I get them right is when they're marked
> orthographihcally: <Stadt> (city) vs. <Staat> (state).
> (Or did I get that wrong too?)
Well. As Christophe wrote 'h' lenghtens a vowel but is not used after /i/.
Instead /i/ uses 'e' (or 'eh' in a very few places).
Then of course doubeling a vowel makes it long (/i/ can never be doubled).
On the other hand a vowel followed by two or more consonants is short.
Stadt, Wand, Welt, wann?....
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