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Hi!

"J. 'Mach' Wust" <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>...
> >Actually, "hüpfen" is a bad example, as here "p" and "f" fall into two
> >different syllables (hüp-fen). A better example would be "Kopf" (head).
>
> In the most common varieties of standard German, this doesn't make any
> difference. Seems to be another of the many peculiarities of your variety of
> North-Rhine Westphalia.

I have to protest! :-)))  I am originally from that very state, too.
Presumably a different area, then.

**Henrik