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Re: OT: pronunciation question

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Thursday, May 25, 2006, 12:21
>Do you guys, gals, etc., differentiate [Ej] and [e]?
Natively I'm only used to one mid-vowel tier, [e\]. For English "long a" I use [e\I]; "short e" is plain [e\], so my usage is closer to an [E] / [Ej] disctinction than an [E] / [e] disctinction. Both of those - but not /&/ - become [E@] before /r/. [Ej] I can produce by approximating between [e\j] and [&j]. Pure [e] is a bit more of a pain - it gets confused with either [e\] or [I]. But 6 vowel heights out of 7 is well enuff for most purposes. €/50 John Vertical


René Uittenbogaard <ruittenb@...>