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#1 2011-01-19 18:21:16

~Red
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Re: No German word begins with a vowel.

Tauwasser wrote:

No German word begins with a vowel.

Arbeits. Österreich.

;)

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#2 2011-01-19 21:02:23

Tauwasser
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Re: No German word begins with a vowel.

~Red wrote:
Tauwasser wrote:

No German word begins with a vowel.

Arbeits. Österreich.

;)

? Those two don't begin with a vowel either. Every German word that is spelled with a vowel letter at the beginning begins phonologically with a glottal stop. It was this fact that I was referring to.
Also, "Arbeits" isn't a real word. You probably mean "Arbeit", though.

cYa,

Tauwasser

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#3 2011-01-20 16:35:54

~Red
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Re: No German word begins with a vowel.

Tauwasser wrote:
~Red wrote:
Tauwasser wrote:

No German word begins with a vowel.

Arbeits. Österreich.

;)

? Those two don't begin with a vowel either. Every German word that is spelled with a vowel letter at the beginning begins phonologically with a glottal stop. It was this fact that I was referring to.
Also, "Arbeits" isn't a real word. You probably mean "Arbeit", though.

cYa,

Tauwasser

A is a vowel. O is a vowel.

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#4 2011-01-20 18:00:28

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Re: No German word begins with a vowel.

~Red wrote:
Tauwasser wrote:
~Red wrote:

Arbeits. Österreich.

;)

? Those two don't begin with a vowel either. Every German word that is spelled with a vowel letter at the beginning begins phonologically with a glottal stop. It was this fact that I was referring to.
Also, "Arbeits" isn't a real word. You probably mean "Arbeit", though.

cYa,

Tauwasser

A is a vowel. O is a vowel.

~Red, in the post you quoted, Tauwasser said that they began with a vowel letter, but that there is not a vowel sound at the beginning when they are pronounced which is why he said that. I know very little German, so I won't jump into this really, just trying to stop an argument before it gets out of hand. Let's try not to go to town on each other over vowels, if we can.

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#5 2011-01-26 21:01:52

~Red
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Re: No German word begins with a vowel.

Mateo wrote:

~Red, in the post you quoted, Tauwasser said that they began with a vowel letter, but that there is not a vowel sound at the beginning when they are pronounced which is why he said that. I know very little German, so I won't jump into this really, just trying to stop an argument before it gets out of hand. Let's try not to go to town on each other over vowels, if we can.

I wasn't fighting. Merely proving a point. Plus, I'm pretty sure the sound "are" is a vowel sound.

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#6 2011-01-27 02:18:44

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Re: No German word begins with a vowel.

Stop.

~Red wrote:

Plus, I'm pretty sure the sound "are" is a vowel sound.

In writing it sure looks like it. But it is pronounced with a glottal stop beforehand. Notice how Tauwasser said that he was nitpicking. It’s not a big deal. This is a Japanese thread, not a German thread. Just stop.

#7 2011-01-27 18:36:07

~Red
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Re: No German word begins with a vowel.

IIMarckus wrote:

Stop.

~Red wrote:

Plus, I'm pretty sure the sound "are" is a vowel sound.

In writing it sure looks like it. But it is pronounced with a glottal stop beforehand. Notice how Tauwasser said that he was nitpicking. It’s not a big deal. This is a Japanese thread, not a German thread. Just stop.

Stop what? The german exchange student at my school (who comes from Germany) pronounces Arbeits as "are-bites". No glottal stop.

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#8 2011-01-28 02:01:29

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No German word begins with a vowel.

~Red wrote:
IIMarckus wrote:

Stop.

… This is a Japanese thread, not a German thread. Just stop.

Stop what?

Stop arguing about German in a thread about Japanese.

Sheesh.

~Red wrote:

The german exchange student at my school (who comes from Germany) pronounces Arbeits as "are-bites". No glottal stop.

And since I can have the last word: Tauwasser is right. German words that are written starting with vowels are pronounced starting with a glottal stop.

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