Monday, 27 June 2011

new codification in the Deutsches Aussprachewörterbuch

 If you're familiar with the DUDEN Das Aussprachewörterbuch, the transcriptions of the new Deutsches Aussprachewörterbuch might be a shock to you. They're more detailed. They're fussier. They're more difficult to read and understand, at least for a person who consults it and is not a trained phonetician or does narrow transcriptions every other day.

Here are three sample entries:

Biermixgetränk (beer-based mixed drink)
Empfehlungsschreiben (letter of recommendation)
Heuschreckenplage (plague of locusts)

If you feel happy with them - fine.

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