Pronouncing foreign words, was: Need a word for these!
|From:||Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 1, 2002, 19:07|
On Wed, 30 Jan 2002 17:42:01 +0100, Christian Thalmann <cinga@...>
>Also, for some reason (probably a widely-used but misleading standard book
>for learning English somewhere in the remote past...) many Swiss speakersuse
>/9/ (as in French neuf) to represent English /V/,
Actually, it used to be the authentic English pronounciation (until early
18th century or so). Later it sounded, roughly, like schwa (and remains so
for many Americans, AFAIK).
>Some Swiss would have no scruples to say /s@ 9s@r/ for "the other", which
>sounds even more stupid than the High German accent /z@ ?az6/.