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  •  We have a local Danish friend who we met (1+ / 0-)
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    milkbone

    through Couchsurfing, and that's what he told us.  :)  And I've never heard him trill an r, intentionally or accidentally, so I have no reason to doubt it  ;)

    •  A couple of years ago I was with my dad (0+ / 0-)

      in Germany and after eating lunch I went off across the plaza to grab a postcard to send home. As I was at the postbox mailing it out an older German couple who were sitting next to us at the restaurant told me that my German pronunciation was very good, but I needed to roll my 'r's. What's really funny is that except for ordering food (and beer, and wine), I barely speak German at all.

      Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

      by milkbone on Tue Sep 27, 2011 at 12:30:22 PM PDT

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