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Re: German Spelling Reform (fwd)

From:R. Nierse <rnierse@...>
Date:Friday, August 13, 1999, 7:22
> Van: FFlores <fflores@...> > > What's really interesting is that at one time the rule to use hu- was
> > that standard; sometimes people used gu- instead, thus dialectal
> > such as g=FCeso for hueso and g=FCevo for huevo. >=20 > Was it orthographic or phonetic? > A lot of people nowadays tend to add /g/ before initial /w/. It's more > an idiolectal variant than a dialectal one, I think. Where I live, it's > considered rather rustic. But some words took /g/ very early, for examp=
> _guanaco_, borrowed from Quechua _wanaku_. >=20
Once I heared the opposite: someone from Chile pronouced Guaran=ED as [waran=ED]. Sort of hypercorrection. Rob