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