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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:01 pm 
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I've just discovered your ä and ă are from an American phonemic transcription system used in dictionaries and that what CQ said did match up with what he wrote. I've never seen that kind of transliteration system before! I'm used to the IPA, which the OED uses (also I have a linguistics degree and IPA is the standard transliteration system in academia). Confusion resolved!

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From Ireland, not Britain, but I would say 're-NAYG' also, like this: http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&lang=e ... rch=renege

According to that site 're-NAYG' is the British pronunciation, thanks. I asked about English (as in from England) specifically since the non-Americans answering were from Ireland and Scottland... at times vowel sounds differ (as I'm sure you know).

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I've just discovered your ä and ă are from an American phonemic transcription system used in dictionaries and that what CQ said did match up with what he wrote. I've never seen that kind of transliteration system before! I'm used to the IPA, which the OED uses (also I have a linguistics degree and IPA is the standard transliteration system in academia). Confusion resolved!


Yeah! That was how I learned it in like...2nd grade? Haha, glad you figured it out!

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interrobang?! wrote:
fruitbat wrote:
tigerpants wrote:
From Ireland, not Britain, but I would say 're-NAYG' also, like this: http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&lang=e ... rch=renege

According to that site 're-NAYG' is the British pronunciation, thanks. I asked about English (as in from England) specifically since the non-Americans answering were from Ireland and Scottland... at times vowel sounds differ (as I'm sure you know).

Ruby Rose is English! (and has the most delicious voice I have ever heard)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKoS5X4SMrY

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interrobang?! wrote:
fruitbat wrote:
According to that site 're-NAYG' is the British pronunciation, thanks. I asked about English (as in from England) specifically since the non-Americans answering were from Ireland and Scottland... at times vowel sounds differ (as I'm sure you know).

Ruby Rose is English! (and has the most delicious voice I have ever heard)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKoS5X4SMrY

:( I thought that was going to be that scrummy vid of you doing talkings again. Sad panda.

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I thought it was ah-sigh?

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so in maine they tend to say "ah" sounder as "er" (camer-er, americ-er etc) so my friend was recently telling me how traumatic is was when the movie "volver" came out, because it sounds exactly the same when someone with a mainer accent says "vulva."

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so in maine they tend to say "ah" sounder as "er" (camer-er, americ-er etc) so my friend was recently telling me how traumatic is was when the movie "volver" came out, because it sounds exactly the same when someone with a mainer accent says "vulva."

pronunciation fun facts!


parts of massachusetts do the "ah" for "er" swap, too. i guess we have to put all those dropped r's somewhere.

but . . . vohl-vair.

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booberthefraggle wrote:
so in maine they tend to say "ah" sounder as "er" (camer-er, americ-er etc) so my friend was recently telling me how traumatic is was when the movie "volver" came out, because it sounds exactly the same when someone with a mainer accent says "vulva."

pronunciation fun facts!


what, no! accent on the second syllable in "volver", first syllable in "vulva"! how would they sound alike??

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booberthefraggle wrote:
so in maine they tend to say "ah" sounder as "er" (camer-er, americ-er etc) so my friend was recently telling me how traumatic is was when the movie "volver" came out, because it sounds exactly the same when someone with a mainer accent says "vulva."

pronunciation fun facts!


what, no! accent on the second syllable in "volver", first syllable in "vulva"! how would they sound alike??


sorry I should have clarified that average maine folks aren't pronouncing volver with the accent in the right place to begin with

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interrobang?! wrote:
fruitbat wrote:
tigerpants wrote:
From Ireland, not Britain, but I would say 're-NAYG' also, like this: http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&lang=e ... rch=renege

According to that site 're-NAYG' is the British pronunciation, thanks. I asked about English (as in from England) specifically since the non-Americans answering were from Ireland and Scottland... at times vowel sounds differ (as I'm sure you know).

Ruby Rose is English! (and has the most delicious voice I have ever heard)

How did I miss that? Now I'm curious about what this voice sounds like...


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fruitbat wrote:
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Ruby Rose is English! (and has the most delicious voice I have ever heard)

How did I miss that? Now I'm curious about what this voice sounds like...

From the old "I want to hear your accent thread":
http://vocaroo.com/i/s01FUsqaQEJO
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unionized. even though my background is in the sciences i always read it as "yoon-yun-ized".


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From the old "I want to hear your accent thread":
http://vocaroo.com/i/s01FUsqaQEJO
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it's expired! :(

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unionized. even though my background is in the sciences i always read it as "yoon-yun-ized".


i'd always read it like that, even in the context of chemistry or some other scientific writing. it's a situation where a hyphen can make all the difference and probably should be insisted upon.

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unionized. even though my background is in the sciences i always read it as "yoon-yun-ized".


i'd always read it like that, even in the context of chemistry or some other scientific writing. it's a situation where a hyphen can make all the difference and probably should be insisted upon.

yeah, like unionized water collectively bargains for non-reactive storage containers or something.

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