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Re: question for German speakers...

From:Dan Seriff <microtonal@...>
Date:Friday, April 27, 2001, 18:51
Frank George Valoczy wrote:

> > > 1. Guten Tag. > > > > gut.n- tA:k > > > > what does the /./ mean how you use it?
I was using it to divide closed syllables from syllabic consonants.
> > AmsO:nAb.n-t Ab.n- vi~ mAin@ SvE:st@~ b@zu:xt > > > > I tend to run together adverbial prepositional phrases (especially > > expressions of time). And for some reason I've never devoiced the [v] in > > the /schw/ consonant cluster, although I gather that's the norm. > > If you look at mine, you'll see I voice the [sch] instead, though both in > Austria and in Sachsen things tend to get voiced, eg [saechsisch] is > pronounced /zEgzIS/
I noticed that. When I was in Austria (only for a week, admittedly), I had some trouble understanding people. I've also noticed that the Austrian dialect seems to be a lot more nasal than any other German I've heard. -- Daniel Seriff Futharusào li utsoto wi pæthong, raskèsào lang li! Si me iterum insanum appelles, oculum alterum tuum edem.