C_j vs Cj vs C_jj
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 14:59|
As I mentioned, I'm learning Ukrainian. One of the words I've learned
is that for moon: /'mis_j.ats_j/. But it keeps coming out as
['mis_j.jats_j/]. My Ukrainian coworker can't help but try to correct
me when I say it, even though she helpfully told me not to worry,
since all Americans make the mistake.
AAAAAARGH! I'm an Ugly American!! I might as well go all out: use
[r\] instead of [r], diphthongalize all my long vowels... [doubr\i:
dein. j&k ZItjAw]. Or just speak English, but LOUDER.
Woe is me...
I'm practicing releasing the [s_j] without a [j] slipping in there,
but it's hard, especially since I can't really hear the difference
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>