Monday, 30 July 2012

Hotel Babylon - no. 2

credit: BBC

Here are the next two sentences uttered by the 'Princess of Liechtenstein':
"We first met here in the hotel three years ago and then we met last year at the party and that is when we really fell in love. It is a very special place for us."

1. To give first a German tint the actress should have pronounced the vowel with more lip-rounding.
2. The rise on met is definitely un-German.

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photo credit: whatsontv.co.uk

3. The r-sound in three is of a velar type typical of many a German speaker of English.

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4. On then there's a fall-rise, which only an advanced German speaker of English would use.

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