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Re: OT: pronunciation question

From:Tristan Alexander McLeay <conlang@...>
Date:Thursday, May 25, 2006, 13:31
On 25/05/06, <veritosproject@...> wrote:
> Do you guys, gals, etc., differentiate [Ej] and [e]?
Yes. [Ej] to me sounds much like /&i/ ("cake"; simi'ly, [E] often sounds like /&/ "hat", othertimes /e/), whereas [e] sounds a lot like /e/ ("head"). I also distinguish [e] from [e:] ("haired"), which I never attempt to diphthongise. OTOH, [ei] and [i\:] I have some difficulty distinguishing from /i:/ ("heed"; which is something like [Ii]). The things our brains do to confuse us! -- Tristan.