posted May 15, 2011 16:50
I just ran across this
from the University of Iowa:
You can hear the pronunciation of vowels, consonants, and diphthongs and see how they are articulated in American English, German, and Spanish.
posted July 15, 2011 20:44
I missed this. Very nice! I had fun clicking through all the fricatives and the like. I also had a good time listening to the German sounds. Some I'd not heard before like the uvular one. Thanks, Tinman!
posted July 18, 2011 19:20
I keep looking at this site. The fricatives in German seem different from any of our sounds to me.
posted July 19, 2011 05:13 The fricatives in German seem different from any of our sounds to me.
I guess you mean the four (of eleven total) that only occur in German.
— Ceci n'est pas un seing.
posted July 19, 2011 20:17
Well, I listened to all 11, and they sounded different to me from anything in English. However, it must be that the sounds are spoken too slowly, thus making them sound different.