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From:Tim May <butsuri@...>
Date:Monday, February 7, 2005, 13:55
Tristan McLeay wrote at 2005-02-07 20:38:01 (+1100)
 > On 7 Feb 2005, at 5.44 pm, Muke Tever wrote:
 > > "Dyirbal" could be a counterexample.  ;)
 > How is that one pronounced? I've always said it (anglicised, mind)
 > as /dZ2:b@l/, being too lazy to say [dZI@b@l] if the orthography
 > doesn't indicate a long vowel, but wondered what the 'Dy' was meant
 > to indicate. ( dj > dZ regularly IMD, so if it means /dj/, it
 > wouldn't change my anglicisation.)

Based on this page[1], <dy> is [d_m_j] and <r> is [r\`], with the rest
presumably more or less what you'd expect.  It's also written Jirrbal,
Djirubal or Dyirrbal.  [dZ] is probably good enough as an