typical problems that Germans have when pronouncing English - for example,
using /v/ instead of /w/ in the word wine because the phoneme /w/
is not part of the sound inventory of German. This may lead to
misunderstandings in cases where the mispronounced form is an English word
as well - in the above-mentioned example, that would be vine.
In such cases
where the pronunciation is distorted in an ambiguous manner, we may find
unusual English compounds such as vine cellar. This could be
defined as 'an underground room where grape-producing plants are stored'.
Now try to guess
the following words from the definitions provided. Klick on the question
marks to check your answers.
a snake that removes rain from the windscreen of a car ?