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Re: 'mispronunciation' of "engelang" (was: Introduction)

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Sunday, March 29, 2009, 15:51
I dunno about Canadian, but in GenAm, "the "bar" in "barbecue" sounds
just like the lone word "bar", as distinct from "bare".  I wouldn't
put an & in either of them, though; /bar/ and /bEr/, approximately.
Anyway, the homophony is reflected in the popular phonetic spelling
"bar-b-q", which would be closer if not for the fact that the middle
syllable is usually /b@/ instead of /bi/.

I assume the r/ was meant as r\.

On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Tristan McLeay <conlang@...> wrote:
> On 29/03/09 17:30:23, Matthew Turnbull wrote: > >> the other is [b&r/b@kjub] for [b&r/b@kju] > > I assume that's the word "barbecue". What's the [/] mean? I assume also > that the [&r] is the same vowel/consonant as in the word "Barry"/"bare" > and different from the world "bar"; is it normal in America/your part > of the world to pronounce it like that? (Or possibly you pronounce > "bare" and "bar" the same?) > > (For me: [ba:b@kju\:] or [ba:bi].) > > -- > Tristan. >
-- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>