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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,
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Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>
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