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Re: phonetic

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Saturday, May 28, 2005, 18:04
On Saturday, May 28, 2005, at 02:19 , # 1 wrote:
> Is the sound [e] really possible to say before a consonant at the end of > a > word?
> If I say [ke] or [keke] it is easy but to pronounce only [kek] seems > incomplete in my mouth... there must be another sound to go after the > consonant
Maybe in your mouth - but that must be due to L1 interference. 'cake' is pronounced [k_hek] is some regional pronunciations in Britain, for example in Wales and parts of northern England and Scotland.
> And I feel the same thing with all the mid-close vowels like [o] or [2]
Nope - in those areas 'coak' is [k_hok] [snip]
> Is it only the fact that I don't speak a language wich such a combinaison > of > sounds might occur in that makes I can't say it? Only because I'm not used > to it?
Oui. Ray =============================================== =============================================== "A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760