Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton
pne

Amyisms: benanas

An Anglicism Amy has in her German is her pronunciation of Banane as /bəˈnaːnə/ (/b@'na:n@/), with a reduced vowel in the first syllable like that in English "banana" (which I pronounce /b@'nA:nV/, or thereabouts)—but German doesn't reduce "a" like that, only (I think) "e", so if I had to spell her pronunciation in German, it would have to be "Benane".

Tags: amy
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment