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The Singer's Guide to German Diction

  • Author: Cross, Richard
  • Author: Lanzrein, Valentin

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Contents

  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Companion Website
  • I. FUNDAMENTALS
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Word Structure
  • Word Stem
  • Prefixes
  • Suffixes
  • Grammatical Endings
  • Compound Words
  • Word Stress
  • II. VOWELS
  • Chapter 3: Introduction to Vowels
  • Chapter 4: Monophthongs I: Tongue Vowels
  • Long and Closed [i?], Non-Syllabic [i?], Short and Open [?]
  • Exercises for [i?], [i], [i?], and [?]
  • Long and Closed [e?], Long and Open [??], Short and Open [?], Schwa [?]
  • Exercises for [e?], [e], [??], [?], and [?]
  • Long and Open [??], Short and Closed [a]
  • Exercises for [??] and [a]
  • Chapter 5: Monophthongs II: Lip Vowels
  • Long and Closed [o?], Short and Open [?]
  • Exercises for [o?], [o] and [?]
  • Long and Closed [u?], Short and Open [?]
  • Exercises for [u?], [u?] and [?]
  • Chapter 6: Monophthongs III: Mixed Vowels
  • Long and Closed [o?], Short and Open [oe]
  • Exercises for [o?] and [oe]
  • Long and Closed [y?], Short and Open [?]
  • Exercises for [y?],[y?] and [?]
  • Chapter 7: Diphthongs
  • Diphthongs [a?e], [??o] and [??o]
  • Exercises for [a?e], [??o], and [??o]
  • III. CONSONANTS
  • Chapter 8: Introduction to Consonants
  • Chapter 9: Fricatives
  • Labiodental Fricative [f] and [v]
  • Exercises for [f] and [v]
  • Alveolar Fricative [s] and [z]
  • Exercises for [s] and [z]
  • Pre-Palatal Fricative [?] and [?]
  • Exercises for [?] and [?]
  • Pre-Palatal Fricative [?], [c] and Velar Fricative [x]
  • Exercises for [?], [c] and [x]
  • Glottal Fricative [h]
  • Glottal Separation [?]
  • Exercises for [h] and [?]
  • Chapter 10: Plosives
  • Bilabial Plosives [p] and [b]
  • Exercises for [p] and [b]
  • Alveolar Plosives [t] and [d]
  • Exercises for [t] and [d]
  • Velar Plosives [k] and [?]
  • Exercises for [k] and [?]
  • Chapter 11: Nasals
  • Bilabial Nasal [m]
  • Alveolar Nasal [n]
  • Velar Nasal [?]
  • Exercises for [m], [n] and [?]
  • Chapter 12: Laterals and Trills
  • Alveolar Lateral [l]
  • Exercises for [m], [n] and [?]
  • Alveolar Trills [r] and [?], Vocalic-R [?] and Uvular Trill [?]
  • Exercises for [r], [?], [?] and [?]
  • Chapter 13: Affricates
  • Affricates [p?s], [p?f], [t?s], [t??], [k?s], and [k?v]
  • Exercises for [p?s], [p?f], [t?s], [t??], [k?s], and [k?v]
  • IV. ADVANCED DICTION PROBLEMS
  • Chapter 14: Exceptions, Vagaries and Problem Words
  • Vowel Length Exceptions
  • Final -ie in Words of Non-Germanic Origin
  • Eszett, ss and Vowel Length
  • Vowel Length Preceeding x
  • Prefixes dar-, her-, hin-, vor-
  • Consonant plus l, n, or r
  • Ending -ig
  • Consonant Combination ch
  • Diminutive Ending -chen
  • Foreign origin words
  • No Rhyme or Reason
  • Chapter 15: Sounds from Foreign Loanwords
  • French Nasalized Vowels [??], [??], [o?], [oe?]
  • French Semi Vowel Glides [w], [?]
  • Chapter 16: German Latin
  • APPENDIX
  • Alphabetical Index of German Spellings
  • Index of Difficult Words, Names and Exceptions
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • General Index