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Re: Furrin phones in my own lect! (YAGPT warning!)

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Monday, March 27, 2006, 18:06
OK, pardon my ignorance, but what is this "vocalized r" you keep
talking about?  I've admittedly have all of six weeks of formal German
training, but you'd think that sort of thing would have been
mentioned?  As far as we were taught, |r| always means /R/ (or
whatever) in German orthography.  Replacing it with [6] is mighty
strange, especially from the perspective of a native speaker of a
decidedly rhotic variety of English.  Is it a feature of the standard
dialect?  What conditions the replacement?  Why is |er| sometimes [E6]
and sometimes just [6]?


Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>