Kraut's English phonetic blog
occasional observations on English pronunciation features, phonetics, teaching and learning
Thursday, 9 December 2010
/v/ in German and English
Here are two waveforms that show the differences between German /v/ and English /v/ in the two phrases
<Wir-Gefühl> (~ feeling of togetherness) and
There's no friction superimposed over the voiced section at the beginning of the phrase <Wir-Gefühl>.
In the waveform for the English phrase the non-periodic superimpositions are clearly visible (and audible, of course).
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