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Re: What do you call it

From:Tristan <kesuari@...>
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. Tristan.