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.