On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 16:54:10 -0400, J. 'Mach' Wust <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > we use ['?m=?m=] > or ['?@?@] for negation and [?m='hm=] or [?@'h@] for affirmation even though > our words can't have [m=], [?], or stressed [@]. No [?]? Interesting; I thought this was a fairly universal German thing. Or do you mean "no word-medial [?]", perhaps? Though I have it in e.g. |erinnern| and in |beinhalten|. And I also have [m=] in words such as |geben| ["ge:bm=]. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]> Watch the Reply-To!