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Re: Is that Ladino?

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Thursday, December 2, 2004, 16:51
On Thu, 2 Dec 2004 16:44:51 +0200, Shaul Vardi <vardi@...> wrote:
> Ykrîn = Ukraine, of course. Y = long u, just like the Russian > (and Ukrainian) letter it looks like! Î = long i. > I.e. pronounce ookrine.
Define what you mean with "long i"; the most natural assumption for me is [i:], but by the pronunciation example you gave, I presume something more like [aj], i.e. what is called "long i" in (perhaps) a US middle-school classroom. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> Watch the Reply-To!