Question for native English speakers: Am I the only one struggling to say "ist stark"? Its already hard enough trying to speak German...and on top of that it sounds like I have a speech impediment.
Question for native German speakers: It's easier to say and comes out more clearly when I combine the two and say something more along the lines of "istark". Would this be understood in conversation, if I put emphasis on the "t"? Any help would be appreciated.
I usually say "ishtark" (so i combine them) and it is understood, even when combined to Das ist stark ("Dasshtark). Due to the unclear rulesof pronounciation most germans are quite flexible as long as you keep one pronounciation. Also the pronounciation of "st" varies from "s't" in the north to "shd" in the south.