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German aus- etc.

From:Steven W. Lytle <bestatn@...>
Date:Monday, December 31, 2001, 15:45
From "Langenscheidts Handwörterbuch Englisch, Teil II, Deutsch-Englisch" 
c1967 by Heinz Messinger, page 23, in "German Pronunciation - General Rules":
E. 6. Where a voiceless consonant at the end of a syllable is followed by a 
voiced consonant opening the subsequent syllable, there will be no 
assimilation, i.e., neither will the voiceless final consonant devoice the 
consonant which follows, nor will the voiced quality of the initial consonant 
affect the consonant which ends the preceding syllable.  The speech sound 
takes over immediately after the voiceless consonant has been articulated:  
aussetzen ['auszets@n] Absicht ['apziçt].

this is in complete conformity with the german i've heard and spoken.
Steven Lytle


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>