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
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].