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, "Jean-Paul G. POTET" <potetjp@w...>
> "one ear" is [wVnijr\] and "one year" is [wVnjijr\]." Robert
> NORTHEAST OHIO, USA
> I see.
> So the <a> of <ear> and <year> is pronounced [j] yod in your
> I tried to pronounce them this way, but I couldn't. Too hard for
> I have to add a schwa after the yod to be able to pronounce them
> ["°wV 'ni °j@r] <one ear>, ["°wV 'nji °j@r] <one year>.
Too much text after the '@'! It gets mangled to j @ r . . . to stop
non-members collecting e-mail addresses.
> I know that in some dialects of English <ear> is pronounced [?i:r]
> <year> [ji:r]. Do you know where they are located?
Scotland. And I strongly suspect N.E. Ohio as well.