On Sun, 17 Aug 2003 13:43:24 +0200 "Jean-Paul G. POTET"
> "one ear" is [wVnijr\] and "one year" is [wVnjijr\]." Robert WILSON,
> NORTHEAST OHIO, USA
> I see.
> So the <a> of <ear> and <year> is pronounced [j] yod in your dialect!
> I tried to pronounce them this way, but I couldn't. Too hard for me.
> I have to add a schwa after the yod to be able to pronounce them
> your way:
> ["�wV 'ni �j@r] <one ear>, ["�wV 'nji �j@r] <one year>.
no, actually the <a> is not pronounced [j]. the <ea> is pronounced as
[i] and the [j] is because of the the [r\] after it. i find it very
difficult to pronounce [ir\] (or [i:r\] instead of [ijr\].
> I know that in some dialects of English <ear> is pronounced [?i:r]
> <year> [ji:r]. Do you know where they are located?
no, i don't, but i'd like to know
Robert WILSON, NORTHEAST OHIO, USA
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