|From:||Stefan Koch <oneofthree@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, October 6, 2001, 14:17|
"Thomas R. Wier" <trwier@...> writes:
> German's orthography is fairly consistently phonemic, but there
> are a few exceptions. Because Standard German does not have
> geminate consonants, a pair like "Nachttisch" (nightstand)
> and "nachtisch" (nightly) are homophonous, the second <t> in
> <Nachttisch> not being pronounced.
Hmmmm. Another little mistake here: "Nach-tisch" is "dessert". ;)
"nightly" would be "nächtlich". There are now adjectives with /-isch/
although /-ig/ is often realized is as /-ich/ (like in "ich").
OT: Are there no other Germans here?