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Re: "y" and "r" (Uusisuom)

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Saturday, March 31, 2001, 18:33
On Sat, 31 Mar 2001, Daniel44 wrote:

>For the last and final time: > >'y' in Uusisuom is pronounced like the 'oo' sound in the word 'bOOt'. >'u' in Uusisuom is pronounced like the 'oo' sound in the word 'fOOt'. > >Is that not clear enough for everyone?
You might want to update your site to reflect this difference. You might also want to lose the "it's pronounced like in English" sort of thing. What am I supposed to make of that unless I'm natively familliar with your dialect. Still doesn't help with uu and presumably yy, though.
>If someone here could help me with the phonetic symbols for those two >sounds, I would be most grateful.
See: You can order a cd of the pronunciation from the International Phonetics Association (; I'm also sure that there are websites that have sound files for this chart. You could try searching from there.
>PPS: I come from London, and my pronunciation of English is 'standard'.
I see. Doesn't help about 90% of the world's English speakers, though. Regards and keep up the good work! Padraic.
>Best wishes, >Daniel >