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Re: USAGE: German phonemically long vowels [was Re: Silent E]

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 9, 2001, 7:59
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, it looks more like Dutch to me: <stad> vs. <staat>. German is quite difficult with the notation of its phonemic long vowels, that's true. The only thing I know for sure is that <h> after a vowel marks a long vowel. Christophe.