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Re: English sounds `v' and `w'

From:J. 'Mach' Wust <j_mach_wust@...>
Date:Thursday, September 23, 2004, 9:41
On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 14:44:08 +0100, Chris Bates
<chris.maths_student@...> wrote:

> This might be a bad suggestion, but if you're trying to get w right you >might try pronouncing /u/ (I assume hindi has this sound?) and then >shortening it as much as possible... in some languages (the romance >languages spring to mind), u has become similar to an english w in some >positions in words, and if I try pronouncing /uest/ for west and then >shortening the /u/ as much as possible it gets to the point where it >sounds almost exactly like west is normally pronounced to me. :)
I've always thought that [w] is the same as [u_ˆ] (unsyllabic [u]) and [j] the same as [i_ˆ], the choice depending rather on phonemic considerations. kry@_ˆs: j. 'mach' wust


Joe <joe@...>