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Re: initial /dr/ & /tr/

From:Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>
Date:Thursday, December 6, 2007, 17:40

Matahaniya ang Henrik Theiling ya 20' November 2007:

> I mentioned once that there are some German dialects that > have an alveolar approximant for their /r/, which sounds > quite similar to a typical postalveolar English /r/ > (because the dialect isn't well-known, speakers are > sometimes mistaken to be from America, speaking 'very > good German'...). In these dialects, the /tr/ is > [ts_ar\], i.e., an (apical) alveolar fricative creeps in.
Are you referring to the Wetterau /'vEr\:AU)/ dialect of western Hesse? If so, I have heard it spoken once, on the bus, and I couldn't understand a single word. Wikipedia mentions it in the article about western Hessian dialects, just search for "Wetterau Dialekt" in the German Wikipedia. Regards Carsten -- Venena, Limbuy 16, 2317 ya 16:55:36 pd Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 06:33:46 pm


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>