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Currently a graduate student at Humboldt University in Berlin.


Jan
4
comment How to pronounce “sind”?
I thought it was just assimilation -- the unvoiced "s" of "Autos" is changing the voiced attribute of the "s" in "sind". Ah, and then we omit the pause between the two words but I don't know what that's called in linguistics speak. :)
Jan
4
comment How to pronounce “sind”?
The process of coloring a phoneme is called assimilation. For the swallowing process there are several phenomena, the most common being the elision; but there is also contraction and coalescence and subspecies of all of them.
Jan
4
comment How to pronounce “sind”?
Also notice that the /d/ at the end would be pronounced as a /t/ (terminal devoicing), although in the first example this is arguable because of the voiced /g/ at the beginning of the next word "gelb".
Jan
3
comment “used to [verb]”
Also (at least when I recall where I saw the word) "pflegen" seems to have a touch of "doing something regularly". Therefore, "Ich pflegte in Kiew zu leben" sounds a bit strange to me. Not wrong, but certainly not as plausible as "Ich pflegte jeden Tag Kaffee zu trinken" (I used to drink coffee every day).
Jan
13
comment Wo kommt der Ausdruck “Roter Retter” her?
Danke für die Hinweise. Dass die Farbe ein Parteisymbol darstellen kann, ist logisch. Trotzdem liegt für mich die Wahl der Überschrift bei dem Artikel nicht besonders nahe, wenn man damit nicht auf irgendetwas anspielt. Aber es scheint ja kein bekannter Ausdruck zu sein...
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