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Re: YAEPT: How you pronunce foreign place names

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Sunday, January 28, 2007, 16:09
Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:

>Quoting caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>: > > Sometimes that final -gne in French is rendered as a simple /n/ as > in /S{m"pen/.
>What phoneme are you indicating as /e/? If the good ol' "long a"
(as >in SANE), surely the offglide relates to the french palatal.
>If "short e" (RED), your pronunciation may be somewhat unusual -
the >AHD has it as /S&m.pejn/, which also is the pronunciation I've heard >and picked up. Yes, you are right. I forgot about the offglide. However, I don't understand how the offglide relates to the palatal nasal. I don't believe that /e/ exists in English, only /ej/. At least, I can't think of any words at the moment that have only /e/. Charlie


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>