Re: OT: pronunciation question
|From:||Tristan Alexander McLeay <conlang@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 25, 2006, 13:31|
On 25/05/06, firstname.lastname@example.org <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
The things our brains do to confuse us!