USAGE: Alsacian (was: German VhC pronunciation)
|From:||J. 'Mach' Wust <j_mach_wust@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 3, 2004, 9:41|
On Mon, 2 Aug 2004 23:46:26 -0700, Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>
That's a nice page. Some of the jokes are very funny. As I'd expected, it's
very close to Alemannic German.
This has made me wonder about the Alsacian vowel system, and I've found the
following page, which shows a strangely assymetrical vowel system, since in
the front vowels, there's no opposition between the 'tense' _e, 2_
and 'lax' _I, Y_, but in the back vowels, there's a distinction
between 'tense' _o_ and 'lax' _U_. Does anybody know whether other
descriptions of Alsacian observe the same assymetry?
j. 'mach' wust
>Gottverdàmmi noch a mohl, jetz àwer làngt's, dü
>(Many more exciting Alsacian insults on :
- just select "Gros
>mots". You won't regret it, especially if you know a
>little German and French).