On Thu, 7 Oct 2004 16:10:05 -0400, Pascal A. Kramm <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > - "ai" is NO diphtong in High German! (Ok, there are rare exceptions, but > generally, it is not!) Use "ei" for [aI] instead. Your version of "High German" appears to be different from mine in this point, too; for me, "mein" and "Main" are exactly homophonous, as are Seite "side" and Saite "string". Which part of Germany are you from? Cheers, -- Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]> Watch the Reply-To!