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Re: Ease of pronunciation

From:René Uittenbogaard <ruittenb@...>
Date:Friday, February 17, 2006, 18:33
On 2/16/06, David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...> wrote:

> > But, then again, I'm sure 99% of it language specific.
My guess exactly. On 2/16/06, Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> wrote:
> For most English speakers, for example, I'd say that [E] is easy while > [e] is harder, since it's not a phoneme in English ("long a" is a > diphthong, for most speakers, not a pure [e] as in, say, French or > German).
That's probably why for me, [e] is easier - [e] is a sound in Dutch, and it doesn't involve opening the mouth as much as [E]. René