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Re: genre (was: Woody or tinny?)

From:Tom Tadfor Little <tom@...>
Date:Monday, May 21, 2001, 16:27
> >Here one hears horrors like /ZQnr@/ and /dZQnr@/. Sometimes there's > >attempt at a nasal vowel - but it's almost invariably [Q~] and not the > >French [a~] - most of my fellow countrymen, I regret, habitually fail to > >distinguish between the French _en_ and _on_.
Can someone clue me in...what IPA ASCII system are you folks using? what is [Q]? I've been using Evan Kirshenbaum's, where Q is a velar fricative! The American English pronunciation of "genre" I hear most often is /ZA:nr@/ Cheers, Tom


John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Dan Jones <feuchard@...>