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Re: IPA block in Unicode

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Thursday, August 18, 2005, 13:09
Quoting Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>:

> Hej and Hello! > > From: "Benct Philip Jonsson" <bpj@...> > Sent: Friday, August 12, 2005 11:04 PM > Subject: Re: IPA block in Unicode > > > > where I'm from. The names "Viby-i" and "Viby-y" were > > choosen because > > the name Viby is pronounced ['vz=:bz_O=:]! > > I still can't imagine why /z=:/ should be transcribed as > <i>. Wouldn't <Viby> normally be pronounced /"
I suppose Benct could expressed himself a bit more clearly. There aren't different /i/ and /z=:/ phonemes, there is a single one usually denoted as /i/ (or /i:/, depending on your prefered analysis of Swedish length contrasts), that is pronounced as [i:]/[ij] in standard Swedish, but [z=:] in the dialects in question. The orthography is based on the standard pronunciation. Most Swedes would pronounce "Viby" as ['vi:by] or thereabouts. Andreas