occasional observations on English pronunciation features, phonetics, teaching and learning
Monday, 26 March 2012
German Telekom cloud
The English word cloud (and all other words with a syllable-final voiced obstruent) is one of the shibboleths to give someone away as a German speaker of English. Listen to this advert produced for the German telecommunications company Telekom:
credit: sound by telekomentertain
Said with a German accent cloud sounds like the 3rd person singular present tense indicative form of the German verb klauen (steal, pinch, nick).