Re: Advanced English + Babel text
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 8, 2004, 15:55|
"J. 'Mach' Wust" <j_mach_wust@...> writes:
> There is no single uniform pronunciation of standard German, and the
> pronunciations vary in the realization of /r/. As I've already written, many
> varieties have [R] for the "rhotic" /r/, but other varieties have [R\] or
Right. And there are region that have [r\] (voiced alveolar
approximant, (not the retroflex one)). Sounds strange to my ear, but
those people I met were still speaking Standard High German. :-)
I'd say most say [R], next comes [r], then [R\], then [r\]. But that
is vague personal intuition, not statistics.
I wouldn't say [R\] is older generation, just a different variant
(even my grandma says [R]).
BTW, for me, [R\] is toughest to pronounce, the others work well.