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From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Sunday, August 8, 1999, 1:07
On Fri, 6 Aug 1999 19:31:46 -0500 Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
>Steg Belsky wrote: >> yashein /jOSen/ vs. yagei'a` /jOGea3/ >> reid /reD/ vs. rei'a` /rea3/
>I'm just curious about your notation here: is <ei> here really /e/, >or >a diphthong /ei/? >=========================================== >Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
It depends on dialect/accent. Ashkenazic accents generally pronounce it /ej/ (except for Galitzianers, who pronounce it /aj/), and Sephardic accents pronounce it /e/. It's the vowel called _tzeireh_, the two horizontal dots. I've decided that when i transcribe Hebrew i'll use my own mostly-Israeli plus Ashkenazic /ej/ and Syrian /H/ and /3/ (and orthographic differentiation for <tt> ttet and <ss> sin) for the words and the "Classical" accent for IPA, except for </V/> for _vav_ instead of </w/>. -Stephen (Steg) ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: