Native vs. Non-native ‘th‘. A short comparison By Finn Kristensen Sabrina Riedel Tim Rocktaeschel Marco Tiedemann. Hypothesis.
Native vs. Non-native ‘th‘
A short comparison
German English speakers substitute the sound /z/ for the sounds /θ/ and /ð/ because these sounds don’t exist in the German language, and are therefore difficult to reproduce.
If you put your tongue right behind your teeth, you will make a /d/ or /t/ sound instead of /ð/ or /θ/ sound. If it sounds like you are making an /z/ or /s/ sound, it is because your tongue touches your alveolar ridge.
native unvoiced /th/
German unvoiced /th/
German voiced /ð/
Native voiced / ð /
Because of play instinct easiness about imitating foreign language.
Caused by Psychological and
Adults mostly have an analytical approach