Radius Solis wrote:
In the parts of this planet that I refer to as "Earth", boy rhymes with toy and soy, but buoy with chewy and gooey.
So, you only think America is Earth ... typical!
I remember watching Baywatch as a kid and hearing that pronunciation and thinking it was ridiculous.
<this is definitely not for the faint of heart>
Sorry, I'm rubbish at transcribing prosody.
Elector Dark wrote:
I have it like this: [ˈbɐʉ.(w)i]
That's exactly how I say Bowie, as in David.
Frequently mispronounced [prəˌnæon(t)siˈ(j)æɪʃən] (and by the same people misspelt "pronounciation")
Pronunciations ending in a hyphen are how these words are pronounced immediately before a vowel.
sure /ʃoː/ [ʃoː] [ʃoːɹ-]
cure /kjʉːə/ [kʰjʉː(w)ɐ] [kʰjʉː(w)əɹ-]
pure /pjʉːə/ [pʰjʉː(w)ɐ] [pʰjʉː(w)əɹ-]
curious /ˈkjʉːriəs/ [kʰjʉːɹi(j)əs]
bureau /bjʉːrɐʉ/ [bjʉːɹɐʉ] [bjʉːɹɐʉw-]
mural /mjʉːrəl/ [mjʉːɹəɫ] [mjʉːɹəw] [mjʉːɹu] [mjʉːɹəɫ-]
tour /tʉːə/ [tʰʉː(w)ɐ] [tʰʉː(w)əɹ-]
poor /poː/ [pʰoː] [pʰoːɹ-]
moor /moː/ [moː] [moːɹ-]
lure /lʉːə/ [lʉː(w)ɐ] [lʉː(w)əɹ-]
boor /boː/ [boː] [boːɹ-]
your /joː/ [joː] [joːɹ-]
Hubris Incalculable wrote:
Do you contrast the pronunciation of GUI (not as gee-you-aye) and gooey?
I don't think I do.
I don't know what it is so I don't have a normal pronunciation for it. I would say[dʒiːjʉːwɑe] or maybe [gjʉːwi], [gʉːwi] (same as "gooey") or maybe even [gwiː]
thirteen [θɜːˈtʰiːn] [ˈθɜːɾiːn]
I have the gulf-golf merger unless deliberately speaking clearly.
What allophone do you have for /I/ if you try to pronounce it in an open syllable? Is it [e@] or a raised @?
I read that as /l/, because of the stupid font ...
For me, there is no such thing as /ɪ/ in an open syllable. Of course, I am capable of saying [ɪ] in an open syllable, but that's a sound effect, not an English word. There's no allophony as, to pronounce it, I have to go beyond my phonology and I'm not saying a phoneme. Monty Python had the knights that say ni, and I would pronounce that [nɪ].
We do have a checked vowel in the word meh
) which I pronounce [me], but it's basically just an interjection ...
"I just got bitten by a mosquito! I hope I don't get malaria hats!"