Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Oct 2009 16:00 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems In what is about as surprising as the sun rising in the morning, Michael Dell has started talking down netbooks. Dell made his comments about netbooks at the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley, and considering the impact of netbooks on manufacturers' bottom lines, it's really not that surprising.
Permalink for comment 389810
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[5]: Uh, what?
by rirmak on Sat 17th Oct 2009 16:05 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Uh, what?"
rirmak
Member since:
2009-06-23


"Sorry I'm German so I guess I'm biased, reading a word in German, you always know how to pronounce it.

Oh sure you do. If you know the rules. "ch" is pronounced differently in "ich" and "auch" for example. You have to know when to roll an "r" (or treat it as a voiced "h") and when to basically pretend it isn't there (drei vs Mutter). But yeah, if you know the rules it's a lot more consistent than English ;)
"

1. Your examples prove the opposite of your very point. You seem to be confunsing phonology with phonetics. Other examples would have been more convincing (but too exceptional to be taken seriously).
2. Even pretending to compare English to German spelling "consistency" is misleading and unfair.

Reply Parent Score: 1