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Lesson 3: Consonants (p.2)


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In German language the combinations of consonants –ng, -nk are pronounced in the following ways:


-ng is pronounced as [ŋ]

English examples: bring, finger

German examples: bringen, die Stimmung


-nk is pronounced as [ŋk]

English examples: drink, brink.  

German examples: flink, Dank


 In some cases, ‘r’ is vocalized, which means that it is pronounced vowel-like.


‘r’ is vocalized when it is:

-  At the end of the word

e.g. wir – [ɪəʳ]

- In the ending -er

     e.g. aber - [ʌ]

- In prefixes er-, ver-, zer-, her-, vor-

    e.g. erwarten - [eəʳ] 

by Natalie Myhalnytska


Category: Learn German | Added by: Natalie_Myhalnytska
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