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Re: rhotic miscellany (was: Advanced English + Babel text)

From:Steven Williams <feurieaux@...>
Date:Thursday, November 4, 2004, 18:03
 --- Ray Brown <ray.brown@...> skrev:
> That was the /r/ used by Hitler, as you hear on > ancient newsreels. It may be - I don't know - that > this accounts for its demise in the last half > century.
The band Rammstein also does this a lot, which doesn't help to dissuade the rumors that they're a bunch of neo-Nazis (which they're not, but most people don't know that or even care). The pronunciation of their /r/ drove me up the wall, because it was so _irritating_ after a while. I kept being reminded of those very same ancient newsreels, with all the stomping jackboots and 'Deutschland Erwache' banners.