Re: Rhys Ifans! Welsh fans, another pronunciation pop question
|From:||Rene Uittenbogaard <ruittenb@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 1, 2004, 0:37|
Mark J. Reed wrote:
> Let me first say that using |u| for the sound marked by the asterisk seems
> odd - and I say that with no irony as a native English speaker. :)
Yes, there are several Dutch digraphs whose spellings don't give a hint
as to how they are pronounced.
> But I would represent that vowel as either [6_+] or [&_-] (is the _ necessary
> for + and - in CXS? Is there an ambiguity in e.g. [6+], [&-]?), depending on
> which you feel it is closer to; if it really is halfway between them,
> then I'd go with [6+], since the cardinal vowels like [&] have strong
> connotations of extremity; in this case, [&] is fully-fronted so [&-]
> makes me think "almost fully fronted".
> Likewise, I would go with either [2-] or [8+] for the second vowel.
> The diphthong would then be [6+8+]. Or, well, [6+_^8+] or [6+8+_^]
> depending on whether it's a rising or a falling diphthong.
It's a falling diphthong, so [6+8+_^]. Cool. I'm not at all fluent in
CXS yet, so it's great to learn something about all those diacritics.