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@/