I have been learning German with for about 3 weeks now, and I have trouble with the 'soft-ch' sound (/ç/). I ask my teacher about this and she tried to teach it me, she failed, and I went home feeling very stupid to be honest. The next lesson I had with her she said I could pronounce it like English 'sh' sound, she said it was pronounce like this in the Kölsch dialect of German, and I would be understood in standard German as well. Is she right?
So 'ich' would be like; 'ish', and 'Mädchen' would be 'mehchen' (tsh sound).
Here is a link to me saying these words:http://vocaroo.com/i/s0EMQaWtgroN
Thanks in advanced, Vukos Regs