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Re: Not *that* vowel again! (was: Personal adjectives (was: Fruitful typos...)

Date:Tuesday, January 25, 2000, 22:12
> -----Original Message----- > From: Constructed Languages List [mailto:CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU]On > Behalf Of nicole perrin > Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2000 4:39 PM > To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU > Subject: Re: Not *that* vowel again! (was: Personal adjectives (was: > Fruitful typos...)
> > It sounds as [e@] to my foreign ear. I've seen it represented > by American > > linguists as [I@], but I think that may be because there is no > > monophthongal [e] sound in their speech.
> I would definitely characterize it as /e@/. And let me just put in that > I think it's the ugliest sound...My last name, which I pronounce > /pErIn/, almost everyone I know pronounces as /pe@rIn/, and if I say > something to them about it, they (almost) without fail completely fail > to recognize a difference. aargh!! (BTW, this is in the "NYC Metro > Area" read: SW CT)
That must be annoying... kind of like when people I know (even in my family) pronounce my names as ["irik] where I say ["{rik] (Yes, { is & for the non-X-SAMPA-literate :) ) What also annoys me is when people pronounce <Jeremy> as [dZr=mi]. Ugh! I even know a Jeremy who calls himself that. I guess that's fine, but I wouldn't want my name to be a homophone of <germy> :) Eric Christopherson