How do you call the vowel represented by English -er at the end of a word, as in "mister"? Please can you give me the link in Wikipedia?
WikipediaWhereas the sound represented by the er in water is a schwa in non-rhotic accents like Received Pronunciation, in rhotic dialects like most of North American English, this sound is not a schwa sound; rather, the "er" designates an r-colored schwa, which is pronounced like schwa, except the tongue is pulled back in the mouth and "bunched up".
Since when is the ENglish "inner" pronounced exactly as the German one? That would be something totally new for me. The German -er is much more open than the English one. In German, it's represented by an upside down "a". It is a sound that it much quicker than the English "a" in "are".KnightMove said:I still doubt that this is a schwa. In English songs, "Mister" has always seemed to me as if pronounced exactly as in German.
Don't make things so complicated.Mr Bones said:Hello, Dalec. I'm very interested in your contribution to this discussion because I think that phonetics can be a great deal of help for us students. But I couldn't read the phonemic symbols you've wrote and I don't know wether it is exclusively my problem or everybody's. When I wrote something with phonemic symbols in this forum I used this IPA Typewriter:
I checked that the symbols come out very well and I found it very useful. Anyway, could anyone tell me if I lack something to see these symbols properly?
Thank you, Mr Bones.
If you are asking about only '-er', and not the r-sounds of English generally, then it varies in position between "KnightMove said:
I am tempted by the very irritating answer, yes of courseKnightMove said:
No, that's the name of the German -er. In Standard English, it's still the R-colored vowel.KnightMove said:
Hmmm.DaleC said:I have extensively amended my original post, #16 (which the moderator kindly copied into post #21). Again, I invite speakers from the British Isles to correct my IPA transcriptions of local pronunciations.