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-----Original Message-----
>From: Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>
>
>On 9/19/06, Carsten Becker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Christian is /"krIstja:n/ in
>> Standard German (that's indeed /"kRIStja:n/ in the South*)
>
>Are you implying that /r/ and /R/ are separate phonemes, or did you
>mean to provide a [phonetic] rather than a /phonemic/ transcription?

I assumed that /r/ was a more accurate descritpion of the phoneme in one dialect, and /R/ in the other.





Paul