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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? Stefan


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