On Tue, 19 Sep 2006 16:13:03 +0200, Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >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? Awww, I better shut up now before I talk myself even more into trouble. . . . No, I didn't intend to say that. Slip of the pinky, sorry. c.