/y/ WASRe: David P's "month" (was: Poll by Email No. 3)
|From:||Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 11, 2002, 20:50|
My French improved considerably when I came across a
book that described in layman's terms how to pronounce
the vowels: /y/="shape your lips between saying 'ee'
and whistling, but pronounce an 'oo'.' Things like
that. But they worked.
> > Not sure, though, if I'm confused or totally wrong
> > about the "u" of _muse_. I think it would be /y/
> > is that the same sound as [ju]. All I can recall
> > that if a value is given between brackets  or
> > //, then it may have a different corresponding
> > Does [ju] equal /y/ ? Sorry for the elementary
> > questions, folks!
> [y] is the French "u" of "lune", that
> English-speaking people do tend to
> approximate as [ju], but that's a mistake due to the
> lack of this sound in
> their language. [ju] would be /ju/ or /u/ in
> English, depending whether you
> consider it an allophone of /u/ or not.
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