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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@...>


Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>