Re: What do you call it
|Date:||Thursday, February 27, 2003, 8:53|
Nokta Kanto wrote:
> So it's /D@/ before vowels, and /Di/ before consonants...
> Do others here say /D@/ before "user" and "European"? I suppose it's a
> hidden semivowel 'y' at the beginning.
Yeah, rules relating to prounciation totally ignore the spelling (though
sometimes the spelling is based on the pronunciation). Also, 'the one
ring'=/D@ wan rIN/, or 'a European' or 'an hour'. Remember:
pronunciation comes before spelling.