Let me first give a big fat disclaimer that I essentially know no German at all. Being an IPA junkie I just decided to read about German orthography and (epicfailingly) try to read out some German for ...
I know that 'V' in the German alphabet is for "Vau" and 'F' is "Eff". Then why are we using 'V' instead of 'F' in German for "Vater"? Similar to the English "father" I would have expected it to be ...
My little daughter, allthough not being in school yet, is very keen in writing words - naturally, she writes them as she thinks they are written by translating each sound to a letter. Recently, she ...
It is said that German spelling is largely phonetic (unlike English spelling), and that there is a fairly reliable set of rules to convert spelling to pronunciation. (Sure, there are some exceptions, ...